Election result 2022, after millions of dollars in spending, and thousands of door knocks, voting ended on Nov. 8 in California and we will soon come to know the choice of voters.
Which of the seven ballot measures pass? Will a Republican win for the first time since 2006, or even come close or Will Democrats keep their stranglehold on the Legislature with super majorities?
Some of the answers will become clear sooner than others.
California sends mail ballots to all the registered voters, and any ballots postmarked by today will still be counted through Nov. 15, which can make final results delay.
The 2022 election is still much in balance and won’t be decided for some time, because of the votes that continue to be counted,
Here are some early takeaways from Election 2022.
Election Results: The ‘red wave’ is off
The Republicans are still favourites to flip the House, and they have got a shot to take the Senate as well. But the red wave that some on the right had predicted and that GOP-aligned polls were increasingly indicating did not materialize at all. And both takeovers are in some distress.
That’s especially the case for the Senate. Democrats won the first big toss-up race Wednesday morning, with Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Fetterman (D) defeating Republican Mehmet. After other races in the expected directions, that left three toss-ups to decide the majority — Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada, with each side needing to win two of them. As of this writing, Democrats also appear to be in a reasonably good stage in Arizona.
Republicans also lost the Hampshire Senate race, where Hassan (D-N.H.) was considered a slight favourite but in the campaign’s final stretch was seen as increasingly endangered. The GOP did hold on to Ohio, where Vance won, and in North Carolina, where Rep. Ted did.
In elections, it’s not just about which party wins, but which specific candidates win, and in some cases by how many votes win. And one of the biggest winners Tuesday was Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as he won by a lot.
Let us count the ways:
* He was beating Rep. Charlie (D-Fla.) by nearly 20 points with 93 per cent of votes counted a larger margin than virtually any poll showed at any point in the race.
* He won a majority of the Latino vote, 57 per cent, lapping his 44 per cent share in 2018 and Donald Trump’s 46 per cent in 2020.
It is worth noting that Florida was a flow for Republicans in general, up and down the ballot, in a way that probably retires any illusions about it being a swing state anymore. And Sen. Marco’s (R-Fla.) 16-point lead is also astoundingly large. But DeSantis is the state party’s leader, and that means he gets credit for defeating and taking place there.
Election Results: Donald Trump’s night could get worse
But that might not be the end of it for Donald Trump. After his 2020 loss, he set about throwing his weight around in GOP primaries, in part to bolster that he was still in charge.
He wound up getting some amiss candidates through their primaries. As of now, each of the four Senate toss-up races features candidates Donald Trump backed in the primaries. And with the potential exception of Nevada’s Adam, each has had image problems.
If Republicans don’t take the Senate, there will be a reckoning over how that happened. Oz’s loss is the biggest blow because he probably wouldn’t have won his close primary without Donald. Walker was simply not a good candidate, but Donald Trump put him on a glide path to the nomination. And in Arizona, Blake was also someone voters were reluctant to cast ballots for.
In every case, it’s abundantly clear that Republicans would’ve had a better shot if they had put forward a better candidate.