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The 2022 Midterm Elections Did Not Produce The Anticipated Red Wave

The 2022 Midterm Elections did not produce the red wave that was anticipated. Many smart people on the left and right thought that Republicans would sweep many races that were considered “up for grabs”. A lot of House Democrats refused to run again and also retired. There is also a historically low approval rating for President Joe Biden.

All of those factors should have led to Republicans taking the House and Senate. However, Republicans are most likely not going to take the Senate and they have barely taken the House. By any metric, this election was disappointing. More than anything else, it is a warning for 2024 and the Presidential Election.

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Trump has alluded to the fact that he will announce another run. This is looking like a mistake judging from the results of the 2022 midterms. Trump-backed candidates without much of a track record struggled heavily. He is, unfortunately, not the king-maker that some people think he is. Some voters look at Trump as toxic. Whether that is the right or wrong opinion to have is totally irrelevant. The facts are the facts and there isn’t much of a way to get around that.

SOURCES:

Election Results 2022: Live Map | Midterm Races by State

2022 Midterms | CNN Politics

Candidates make final push before midterm election day

Election Live Updates: News From the Campaign Trail – The New York Times

The 2022 Midterm Elections: Live Results Map | The New Yorker

Senate election results 2022 live updates | The Washington Post

Governor Election Results 2022 – The New York Times

WATCH: 2022 Election Results and Speeches | C-SPAN.org

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