The Guardian reports that while Biden was winning the presidency, “Republicans cemented their grip on power for the next decade.” It’s easy to miss during this election cycle that the seat of power is shifting as several Democrats failed to keep their seats in Congress.
Republicans embarked on an unprecedented effort in 2010 to regain control of state legislatures across the country. Project Roadmap has given Republicans a significant advantage for the next decade.
In 2020, Democrats hoped to avoid a repeat of 2010 and emptied millions of dollars from their coffers into winning key races. The effort didn’t go well.
Democrats failed to flip the House, and some last-minute shenanigans in Georgia barely moved the Senate to their side. According to FiveThirtyEight state Republicans will have a chance now to draw 188 or 43% of U.S. congressional seats. Democrats will have a chance to draw at most just 73 seats.
The result is likely to be that Democrats will hard-pressed to hold their majority in the US House in 2022.
Amanda Litman, the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something, a group focused on local races, said, “It was really bad. It was devastating to the project of building long-term power.”
This state-by-state battle is often ignored by the press. Watch the video as The Daily Caller reveals all the Democrats who got voted out of the House in 2020.