What happened in Pennsylvania? what happened in America? How did a president with record-low approval ratings survive the election with a smile on his face?
The recent midterm elections have reversed that trend. On Tuesday, the American people defied the historical precedent of a crushing defeat for the incumbent president’s party. midterm elections.
For clarity, Joe BidenThe Democrats certainly lost the House. As I write, the Senate is too close. But the margins were very tight. It was not the Republican wave that polls and precedent had predicted.
It takes time to clearly understand what happened. In states nationwide, the county board of elections uploads the list of voters who voted (a separate system from the system that uploads the total votes cast). Once this is done, we can learn even more about voter turnout by age, race, gender, and location.
But even before all these stats, one thing is clear. For the most part, voters rejected inexperienced candidates, rejected extreme candidates, rejected dishonest candidates, and rejected candidates who refused to vote. In short, they rejected Trump.
donald trump It was a big loser on Tuesday night. Democratic values were put to the test (just staring at his rallies), but in the end, the system’s failsafe worked. Process saved principles.
Pittsburgh’s Shenley Plaza Park, which saw hundreds gather to watch former President Barack Obama speak three days ago, has returned to normal. Students are back in this university district of the city.
“I mean, if they hadn’t gone to vote, I feel like they would have gone red. I don’t know. I feel like we made a really strong impact,” old Sydney told me.
This is my second election. She voted in her last presidential election in 2020, but this is her first midterm election.
“Abortions and guns,” she said when I asked her what specifically appealed to her.
Shruti, a friend of hers, said, “I think the topic of inflation is still very big. And I think Obama came here and he came to Philadelphia and it was really important. He’s very charismatic.” And I think it was. A lot for all the voters here.
“And I know turnout here in Auckland was a lot higher than expected. I think it’s amazing, in the same way that you underestimate young turnout. Because.”
“So I think it was really impactful and interesting – young and educated.” [voting]; I opened a poll, so how did it affect [gap] It’s really nice here,” added Shruti.
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Did they think this was the end for Trump? Yes, Sydney said. Probably not, Shruti said.
What about Mr. Biden, I asked. His popularity rate is very low. He turns 80 this month. These midterm elections inspired him to run for office in his 2024. Good idea?
“I think being young can have a strong impact,” Shruti said. “It depends on how much support the candidate gets. I think we should look elsewhere.”
At a nearby table, I met 19-year-old voter Trevor McCutcheon, a rarity in liberal Pittsburgh.
“I definitely think I look like a moderate Conservative, someone who normally votes Republican,” he told me.
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I wanted to talk more about what was wrong with the Republican Party. After all, with a gaffe-prone, unpopular president and skyrocketing inflation, was it really an unsolved goal that the GOP missed?
Trevor believes it was all about local candidates Trump endorsed. They weren’t up to it. He names Pennsylvania Republican candidate, television personality and doctor Mehmed Oz.
“I think Mehmet Oz was a weak candidate for the Republican Party to begin with — someone from out of state, politically, I believe he was a Democrat not long ago, turned on many of his ideas. Also, a TV personality who has been quoted as saying things related to medicine that aren’t necessarily true undermines his credibility.
The Republican primary here in Pennsylvania, where the Republican party chose the nominee, was close. Oz, who is endorsed and funded by Trump, won the endorsement of establishment politician David McCormick.
“I think the primary definitely played a role,” Trevor said.
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“He was Trump’s nominee in that election and was decided by 1,000 votes between him and David McCormick, and then when he ran into the midterms, look what happened. I don’t think I’m doing it any favors.With Trump, as we saw in the 2020 election.”
Trump lost both the popular vote and the arcane electoral college process in the 2020 election. But since then, he has hijacked the Republican Party with a combination of money, false claims that he won, and his ability to convince people that he was a member of the Republican Party.
His base was thrilled. Trump’s rallies are an amazing spectacle of his cult following, including branding, messaging and show-like staging. But underpinning it all is his lie that he was robbed in 2020.
This week, Trump found the depth of his allegations to be illusory, much like his 2020 fraud allegations. But is that the end for him? What about his huge following who trust and rely on him?
“I never thought Trumpism was over,” says Trevor.
“Many people still love Trump, but Republicans, at least until 2024, should consider nominating someone else just because of how unpopular he is with the masses. I think”
Now all eyes are on Tuesday and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida. Will he announce his candidacy for president in 2024? If so, will the Republican Party endorse him?