Midterm Post Mortem
The First Part
This is likely my first of three parts with the midterm post mortem on the 2022 midterm elections. The other two will deal with an autistic data deep dive and New York but this one will more or less be an overlook into what went right, what went wrong, and if we’re going to learn anything from this election cycle and what led up to it.
Obviously the results were a huge blow for Republicans, not because they lost but because they under-performed their own hype. I’m guilty of this as well when I said I thought they’d win 53 Senate seats and 239 House seats. We don’t know the final tally in the Senate as of the writing of this post but the GOP House majority will look more around the mid-to-low 220s. They also look like they will have a net loss of one governorship, but we’ll have to wait and see once all the votes are counted out West.