If the news agencies are correct, the Democrats have retained control of the US Senate. Earlier this evening the AP called the Nevada senate race for Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto.
“There should be consequences for people who undermine our democracy, who peddle the ‘big lie’ and conspiracy theories,” Cortez Masto said at an event in Reno in October.
Apparently those consequences include having your Red Wave reduced to a red ripple.
Over in the House of Representatives, last I heard, Colorado’s Lauren Boebert was still leading in a race so tight that an automatic recount is likely to be triggered. (Recounts occur if the final margin in the vote count is less than or equal to half a percentage point.) I’d be very disappointed if she ends up winning, as has been projected, but keeping control of the Senate is much more important.
A Denver newsman called the 2022 election results in Colorado an “epic collapse” for Republicans. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
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…the good news is DJT will never be President again.
I didn’t think he’d be President the first time. But I overestimated the intelligence of the American public. So I’m not making any bets about his chances if he runs again.
Nor will Kevin McCarthy be Speaker !!!!
I haven’t been following that story, but doesn’t Republican control of the House mean McCarthy’s the likely next speaker?
so very happy
Control of the Senate is a big relief for me as well. My prime concern in this election was the threat to democracy posed by the Big Lie.
Pundits seemed to have dismissed the idea that voters would vote out of concern for democracy. Not a pocketbook issue, etc. And yet, we did! And look what happened. I now hear Republicans saying the T**** era is over. I certainly hope so. I am heartened.
YAY!!! now to see what joke the orange tells on the 15th …
I’ll be hugely surprised if he doesn’t announce his run for the presidency. Will be interesting to see what kind of support he still has.