Election Connection – Year End Wrap

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What a Year from Vote Save America

Let’s look at the list of the races we were following here for the 2022 Election, and see how we fared:

  • Senate Races
  • AZ – Mark Kelly
  • CO – Michael Bennet
  • CT – Richard Blumenthal
  • FL – Val Demmings
  • GA – Rev. Raphael Warnock
  • HI – Brian Schatz
  • NH – Maggie Hassan
  • NV – Catherine Cortez-Masto
  • NY – Chuck Schumer
  • OH – Tim Ryan
  • PA – John Fetterman
  • WA – Patty Murray
  • WI – Mandela Barnes
  • Also, keep an eye on Iowa and Kentucky
  • House of Representatives
  • AK – Mary Peltola
  • MI – Elissa Slotkin
  • NY – Matt Castelli
  • NY – Sean Maloney
  • VA – Abigail Spanberger
  • Governors
  • CA – Gavin Newsom
  • CO – Jared Polis
  • FL – Charlie Crist
  • GA – Stacey Abrams
  • MI – Gretchen Whitmer
  • NY – Kathy Hochul
  • PA – Josh Shapiro
  • TX – Beto O’Rourke
  • Mayor
  • Los Angeles – Karen Bass

Looks like the majority of them won their races. Beto and Tim Ryan were close. We need to keep pushing in Ohio and Texas. In that endeavor, follow Olivia Julianna on Twitter (while there’s still a twitter). She is a Gen Z political activist, doesn’t back down, and speaks her mind.

Have we learned anything from the last several years?

For one thing, Elections are every year, no matter what offices are on the ballot.

We’ve seen what happens when we become lazy and complicit. In the past I’ve voted for local Republicans, but after Trump became President, something changed in many of them. We had one state senator come to a neighborhood meeting about a sex offender living near the bus stop and day care center. All he talked about was voting out the Democrats, who he then said were helping him to pass his bill to ban level three sex offenders from living within 1000 feet of a day care center. He said things would change with an all Republican state house despite saying just moments before that the Democrats were helping to solve the problem. And don’t get me started on Elise Stefanik who lives in a neighboring district.

This Republican party is corrupt and irredeemable. They need to come up with a new party for real fiscal conservatives and get rid of the bigots. The only reason they won the House (barely) was because of gerrymandering.

Support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act so everyone eligible votes.

Make Election Day a national holiday.

Make registration automatic when turning 18.

Bring back civics into the high school curriculum and not as an elective.

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