The midterm elections are said to be a referendum on the success or otherwise of the incumbent president and the first two years in the White House.
With President Joe Biden’s approval ratings low, inflation skyrocketing, and gaffes every time he speaks, the Democratic nominee’s success is meaningless if the usual rules are applied.
Five days after the election, it makes sense that the Democrats would retain the Senate and, to a lesser extent, the House.
But this was no ordinary election.
One way to describe it is instead to see it as a referendum on the extreme right-wing politics of the “Make America Great Again” candidate recruited and in some cases endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Take Republican Adam Laxalt, who lost the decisive Senate election in Nevada. He is a fully paid member of the election refusal lie spread by Trump.
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said there was “no mathematical way” he could lose, perhaps forgetting to factor discerning voters into his equation.
With a few exceptions, voters across the country and above and below the ballot have sent denunciations of Trumpism.
From Mehmet Oz, the celebrity TV doctor who got beaten in Pennsylvania, to Yesli Vega, the abortion opponent who got beaten in a crucial election in Virginia, it wasn’t the red wave Republicans were hoping for.
Perhaps it was also a referendum on abortion rights.
In the spring, the color of this election season changed when the conservative majority Supreme Court ruled to nullify the constitutional right to choose abortion.
As Republican lawmakers move to ban or severely restrict access to abortion, Democrats, seeing their approval ratings rising in the polls, have made a calculated bet to energize and energize themselves heading into the midterm elections. Focused advertising dollars on abortion.
While we don’t yet have a complete picture of which voters helped rock a particular major precinct, Citizen Youth at the Research Center estimates that 31% of young people voted in battleground states.
In Nevada, which ultimately ceded control of the Senate to Democrats, 64% of young voters supported the winner, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Civic Youth said.
We also found that Pennsylvania voters indicated that abortion was the most important issue when voting, and second only to inflation nationally.
Republicans seem to be out of touch with the people when it comes to abortion rights, and the Supreme Court ruling has stirred ferocious political energy.
But if President Biden is overjoyed tonight, there could still be a reality check in the coming days as Republicans still have a very good chance of winning the House after the votes are finally tallied. there is.
That means he could still be thwarted by political stalemate and legislative roadblocks.
The House could also open an investigation into President Biden’s actions during his presidency and into the financial dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, and it’s likely that they will.
https://news.sky.com/story/the-midterms-were-a-referendum-on-the-extreme-right-wing-politics-of-the-make-america-great-again-candidates-12746229 The midterm elections were a referendum on the extreme right-wing politics of the “Make America Great Again” candidate.usa news