Thanks Millennials! Okay! Zoomers!The 18-29 year olds turned out in the second highest numbers since the 1970's, only 2018's turnout was higher. Additionally, according to the Edison Research National Election Pool exit poll, the national youth vote choice for the U.S. House of Representatives was 63% for Democrats, 35% for Republicans.
I believed the 2016 elections would be the last gasp of aging white boomer rage and I was right, in a sense, but, now for the 3rd straight elections (2018, 2020, 2022) Americans overwhelmingly rejected what Republicans and Rightwingers represent. In fact, Americans consistently reject Rightwing policies and vote against Republicans; including the Presidency, which a Republican has only won the popular vote once in 32 years. And as polling on all issues facing the American people show, the United States is a Center-Left Nation. Unfortunately, the United States was set up to mimic a Republic and was more accurately perceived as an Oligarchy. The Republicans have latched onto the built-in undemocratic elements to retain power and control.
But, the GQP is a dead party. Or more accurately an Undead Party. And the Zombie Corpse of the GQP stalks the Nation infecting and killing each state that they can and turning them likewise into Reactionary Ghouls further preying upon the remaining body politic of the Untied States.
|The bloated zombie besetting the Land
The only way Republicans win elections is by voter apathy (which they cultivate), voter suppression (which they create), and voter intimidation (which they stimulate). But, even with these nefarious methods The Democrats are going to gain a Senate seat, several US House seats flipped, didn't lose any toss-up contests, and every district touching the Pacific Ocean is represented by a Democratic Rep, Democrats gained control of the Michigan statehouse, Democrats won Governors races throughout the Rustbelt and Southwest, and perhaps most importantly, abortion referendums in numerous states protected Women's rights.
But, there are no eternal victories and the struggle in 2022 isn't over yet. Getting Senator Reverend R. Warnock re-elected (as the 51st Senator) is the last victory of this battle and the first step in the next one.