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2022 Midterm Elections - Results and Post Mortem

Derec

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If you mean your ridiculous straw man, then I must agree. It's idiotic.
Biden must be more powerful than God, to be able to “forward laws” that cause inflation in every Country on the planet.
Other countries have their own politicians doing stuff. Biden is responsible what happens in the US. Including too much spending.
Leave it to the Republican traitors to make up impossible lies, and to American morons to swallow them whole.
It is not Republicans who are claiming this. It is you people who claim that as part of the straw men you've been gleefully erecting.
 

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It is not Republicans who are claiming this. It is you people who claim that as part of the straw men you've been gleefully erecting.
Uh, you’re a bit “loose with the truth” there.
The claim was “The House will keep Joe Biden from forwarding any more ridiculous inflationary laws to the American people”.
No Democrat has made that claim afaik, your own specious claim about Biden’s culpability notwithstanding.
 

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In the States, Democrats All but Ran the Table - The New York Times - "Defying history, Democrats won power in state capitals across the country, while Republicans deepened their control of red states."
So, who won?

The only surprise was just how well Democrats did.

Democratic candidates for governor won convincingly over election deniers in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Both halves of the legislature flipped from red to blue in Michigan, albeit narrowly, for the first time in decades. Democrats won a trifecta in Minnesota; held both chambers in Colorado, Maine, Nevada and Oregon; staved off Republican supermajorities in the North Carolina House and Wisconsin State Assembly; and clawed back seats in the New Hampshire State House. And every single “Stop the Steal”-style candidate for secretary of state lost or appears to be losing battleground races at this point.

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Republicans have made modest gains, however. They flipped the Virginia House of Delegates last year, though not the State Senate, while gaining seats in New Jersey. They may have broken the Democrats’ supermajorities in New York, while picking up seats in the Illinois Senate, New Mexico House and a host of red states. They took supermajorities in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, the Iowa Senate, the North Carolina Senate, the South Carolina House and the Wisconsin Senate. In races for governor, they notched commanding wins in Florida, Ohio and Texas, and gave Democrats a scare in Kansas and Oregon.

But in 2022, not a single state legislative chamber flipped from blue to red. A party in power hasn’t achieved that result in a midterm election year since at least 1934, according to Post.
 

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I have results for the Alaska US Senate and US House elections.

US Senate:
Candidate1st RoundTransferred2nd Round
Lisa Murkowski* R43.410.353.7
Kelly Tshibaka R42.63.746.3
Pat Chesbro D10.4
Buzz Kelley R2.9
Write-ins0.8

Donald Trump wanted Kelly Tshibaka, but Pat Chesbro's voters thought Lisa Murkowski more desirable than some Trumpie.

US House:
Candidate1st RoundTransferred2nd Round
Mary Peltola D48.86.154.9
Sarah Palin R25.719.445.1
Nick Begich R23.3
Chris Bye L1.7
Write-ins0.4

So enough Nick Begich voters also voted for Mary Peltola to push her over the top. Good riddance to Sarah Palin.
 

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Uh, you’re a bit “loose with the truth” there.
Wrong.
The claim was “The House will keep Joe Biden from forwarding any more ridiculous inflationary laws to the American people”.
No Democrat has made that claim afaik, your own specious claim about Biden’s culpability notwithstanding.
That wasn't the claim that can be described as "impossible lies". That claim is absolutely correct. The House will keep B3 and similar inflationary spending bills from getting passed, even if now Dems will likely have a slightly easier time passing things in the Senate.
 

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The House will keep B3 and similar inflationary spending bills
This inability to distinguish your ill-formed opinion from fact, is at the root of your delusion.
Thats the charitable view, as I am advise not to ascribe to malice, that which can be thus explained.
 
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