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The chair of the Delaware County Democratic Party was interviewed by WCMH in Columbus about the gains in suburban areas that helped Joe Biden win the presidency.

In Delaware, Biden turned Clinton’s 16-percentage-point deficit into a loss of less than seven points. The president-elect’s 45.92% of the vote was the best performance by a Democrat in Delaware County since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

“I believe Delaware County is rising up in the number of Democratic voters that we have and people who think along more progressive lines,” said Peg Watkins, chair of the Delaware County Democratic Party.

“Our population growth is happening mainly in the southern part of the county,” Watkins said, “and the demographics on folks that are entering our county, they tend to be younger folks and people with higher incomes and good education. They’re well integrated.”

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