I’d hoped for at least a few quiet days before the 2020 campaign began, but there were rumblings even before all the ballots were counted last night. Nevertheless, I’m breathing a bit easier this morning.
The Democrats took back the House yesterday, a lot of women were elected to various posts, and Colorado elected another Democratic governor and a number of other Dems, even booting a 5-term Republican congressman. We also approved a couple of measures that will stop gerrymandering in the state by appointing an independent bipartisan commission to do it instead of the ranking party at the state capitol.
Yes, there were a lot of disappointing results. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was re-elected; Heidi Heitcamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) were not. Not a single new tax was approved in Colorado, even though they were all for either education or roads and infrastructure, and I’d have gladly paid a few cents more for those. I’m probably most disappointed that a measure to limit fracking in Colorado failed.
Still, the most important thing was Democrats retaking the House. Maybe now we’ll start seeing Trump held accountable for his actions.