Let's Talk About 2020 (HA lol jk.)
Darlings! It’s the morning after the midterms. Dems took back the house and many governorships. But despite those (IMHO pretty great) results, it was a weeeeeeeeird and mixed night as the GOP strengthened their majority in the Senate, a bipartisan bunch of crooks, liars and (alleged) racists won bids for reelection, and voting machines in many states just didn’t work.
But overall, what have we learned? If you don’t like your elected officials, run to replace them. Voting rocks. Women get shit done. I’ll never get sick of a voting sticker selfie. I am super sick of constant election anxierty. And most importantly, Gritty 2020.
Beto may have lost his Texas Senate run, but he’ll never lose our hearts.
It looks like three indicted politicians will be moseying their way back to Capitol Hill: Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, and GOP Reps. Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter of New York and California, respectively. COOLCOOLCOOLCOOLCOOL.
Overton window-shoving and supporter of ethnic nationalism Rep. Steve King was re-elected.
Might voting finally be (gasp!) sexy? Because it looks like millions more of us seem to think so. According to POLITICO, “In the last midterm, in 2014, fewer than 79 million voters cast ballots for the House of Representatives. As of early Wednesday morning, 97 million votes had been counted solely for Democratic and Republican candidates,”
I’ll read the hot takes today so that you don’t have to, and we’ll check in tomorrow morning, mmmmmkay?