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“Red Wave” Downplayed by Mainstream Media Efforts

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AshevilleWere the 2022 midterm elections really the disaster for Republicans that Big Media, assorted never-Trumpers and RINOs make them out to be?

Was Tuesday’s vote somehow an approval of Joe Biden’s failing presidency? Several GOP victories, which the mainstream media has chosen to ignore, indicate otherwise. Americans who rely on corporate media will miss the news.

State boards of education/school boards

States that saw major conservative local school board victories on Tuesday include Florida and North Carolina. In Florida, all six of the school board candidates endorsed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis prevailed on Tuesday. DeSantis had previously endorsed 24 candidates in school board races, all of whom won. In North Carolina, GOP candidates won a clean sweep of four seats on the New Hanover County Board of Education.

State judicial elections

Republicans swept the races for all three seats on the state Supreme Court in Ohio by wide margins, allowing conservatives to likely have a 4-3 majority. In North Carolina, the GOP flipped the two seats up for election on Tuesday. The projected wins will now give Republicans a 5-2 majority on the state’s high court beginning next year. Earlier this year, the then-Democrat-controlled court struck down two state constitutional amendments previously adopted by state voters in 2018, with the ruling coalition claiming, as National Review reported, that “the two houses of the state legislature that proposed them included districts that were racially gerrymandered.” Also in North Carolina, in addition to the state Supreme Court, all four GOP judges running for seats on the North Carolina Court of Appeals were poised to defeat their Democratic opponents.

State legislatures

Florida Republicans expanded their numbers in the state legislature, where they will hold supermajorities in both the House and Senate starting next year. In Ohio, Republicans maintained their veto-proof majorities in both houses of the state legislature. Republicans are also projected to increase their majorities in the North Carolina state legislature this year, giving the GOP a supermajority in the Senate and one vote shy of a supermajority in the House. “The results are significant given that the state’s Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper has regularly vetoed legislation backed by conservatives, such as election integrity and pro-life initiatives,” Fleetwood noted.

Significantly, Nancy Pelosi is no longer in the line of succession.

Newsmax’s Dick Morris noted: “In terms of the House, Republicans clearly won… We don’t know the number of seats yet, but if we assume it’s on the order of 15 you have to add that to the 14 seats they gained in 2020. So that’s a 30-seat swing, which is a pretty significant wave. You may also be looking at Republican control of the Senate regardless of what happens with Warnock and Walker.” Morris continued: “But I want to make a more fundamental point, you only need one gavel to convene a hearing to knock Biden over the head with Hunter Biden, with the laptop, with his ties to China himself, with his total politicization of the FBI and the Justice Department. You don’t need Senate and House hearings; house hearings are fine. Without control of the House, Biden’s agenda is dead.”

As for the “Red Wave,” Morris added: “Let’s remember, in New York State, Trump lost by 22 points, but Zeldin, a Republican, is losing by only 5. In Florida, Trump won by 3 and DeSantis is winning by 20. In the third and fourth most populous states in the country, you are seeing such dramatic surges. That looks an awful lot like a wave to me.””And for those who would disregard Trump’s role in this and credit DeSantis,” Morris added, “understand that the gains in Florida were the same as the gains in New York and while DeSantis has been a great governor you basically have to credit Trump with winning the House, possibly winning the Senate and the major turnarounds that are taking place. At the moment, it looks like it was quite indeed a good night for Trump.”

Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times noted:

“From CNN exit polling, the two largest voting blocs were GenX/Baby Boomers (45–64) and Baby Boomers/WWII (65 and older). They accounted for 67 percent of total House vote, and the GOP carried them by 10 and 12 points, respectively. “GOP only lost millennials (30-44) by 4 points. “GOP lost Gen Z and millennials (18-29) by 28 points, but they only accounted for 12 percent of the electorate.
“So in this sense, the GOP performed well. They won the largest voting bloc (67 percent) by double digits. This was a big improvement over 2018, the last midterm, when they only won those two age groups by 1 point. They also won 40 percent of the Hispanic vote. In 2018, they got 29 percent.”

Publisher’s Note: Sourced from The World Tribune.