What the media aren’t talking about: Republican election victory that will affect next 10 years

What the media aren’t talking about: Republican election victory that will affect next 10 years
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A significantly overlooked Election Day victory for Republicans could have positive ramifications for the party for the next 10 years.

Yes, President Trump’s re-election efforts have run into numerous problems, but Republicans have likely held on to power in the Senate while surprisingly flipping several seats in the House of Representatives.

But it’s at the state level that the GOP may have experienced their most powerful victory thus far. Democrats banked heavily on an effort to win seats in state legislative chambers in 2020, only to be thoroughly rebuked by the GOP.

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Republican Election Victory at the State Level

The Washington Post reported just days before the election that the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) was “hoping to flip as many as seven legislative chambers this year” in an attempt at creating “a wall of power.”

Not only did the GOP resist those efforts (the progressive party has yet to flip a single chamber), but they managed to gain a majority in both chambers of the New Hampshire Legislature.

It was a historic failure for Democrats, as Fox News reports, adding, “The last time fewer than five legislative chambers slipped was in 1946.”

Republican State Leadership Committee Deputy Executive Director David Abrams mocked Democrats for spending millions to flip state chambers. “So far, they don’t have a damn thing to show for it,” he gloated.

Republicans with a Decade of Power

The defense of state legislatures is a major victory for the Republican Party, with effects that can reverberate for a decade or more. The reason? Redistricting.

“Down-ballot races could define North Carolina politics — and those in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and even Texas — for the next decade,” NBC News reported just prior to the election, explaining why Democrats were desperate for the win. “That’s because the winner will have the power to redraw state electoral maps now that the 2020 census is done,” they added.

Politico reports that Democrats’ “abysmal showing” in the election “put the party at a disadvantage ahead of the redistricting that will determine the balance of power for the next decade.”

Another Repudiation of Obama-Biden?

It’s impossible to note the significant defeat for Democrats at the state-level without noting the similarities the last time it happened at historic levels.

In 2015, the Washington Free Beacon revealed that Democrats “lost 12 governorships … 30 state legislative chambers and more than 900 state legislative seats.”

Obama would frequently remind voters that while he wasn’t on the ballot in 2010 or 2014, his policies were.

The American electorate responded by delivering historic losses for the Democrat Party at every single level of government. Now they’ve delivered historic losses at the state level yet again.

Obama, of course, spent a significant amount of time on the campaign trail for Biden in recent weeks.

Perhaps it was a good reminder to voters about a legacy of failure, at least when it came to state votes.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.

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