Making Sense of Election Night
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FEATURING JOHN NICHOLS – There was a record shattering turnout in Tuesday’s race with more than 100 million voters having cast their ballots even before election day. And while Americans were warned that massive reliance on mail-in and absentee voting could mean that the race could be up in the air for days, there was a palpable sense of disappointment among progressives that millions of voters still chose a neo-fascist.
Although he lost Texas and Florida, Joe Biden’s path to the White House has strengthened with the flipping of Arizona from red to blue. On Wednesday he won Wisconsin and is projected to win in Michigan. Projections of a “Blue wave” appear to have not transpired as Democrats have barely hung on to their House majority and appear likely to remain a minority in the Senate. Even hopes of flipping many state houses from red to blue fell short.
Read John Nichols’ latest piece in The Nation entitled, Biden: ‘It Ain’t Over Till Every Vote Is Counted, Every Ballot Is Counted,’ HERE.
John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and host of the podcast, ‘Next Left.’ He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times. He is also the author of numerous books including Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (Nation Books) and The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics.