The Joy Of Opening Time Capsules: 2022 Off-Year Election Edition
In 2018, we made predictions about what would happen in the mid-terms.
And, yes, in 2019, we made predictions about who the Democratic nominees would be.
And, in 2020, we made predictions about the presidential election.
Election day is Tuesday!
So the big questions are: Who wins the House? Who wins the Senate?
As of today, there are 220 Democrats in the House, 212 Republicans, and 3 vacancies.
What will the House numbers look like?
As of today, there are 48 Democrats in the Senate, 50 Republicans, and 2 Independents (the guy from Maine and the guy from Vermont… both caucus with the Democrats).
What will the Senate numbers look like?
Abortion, abortion, abortion! There will be six measures to protect abortion out there. California, Michigan, Vermont, Kansas, Kentucky, and Montana. Looks like Kansas already shot down the ballot initiative declaring that there is no state constitutional right to abortion back in August… leaving the other 5 states. How many pro-choice measures will pass (or pro-life measures get shot down)?
Marijuana, marijuana, marijuana! Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota will have ballot measures to legalize it. Maryland copped out and had the legislature vote to put the issue in front of the people. How many of these states will legalize it?
There are also measures for voting-related policies in several states, changing the initiative process in several states, and the whole issue of enslavement/servitude as criminal punishment in several states. Is one of these in your state? Will it pass?
Remember: you can’t mock someone else as being worse than Hitler for how they think the election will turn out without making your prediction first!