Victories at the Ballot Box for Decency and Democracy

Victories at the Ballot Box for Decency and Democracy

While the results of the 2022 midterms are still being tallied, it isn’t too early to identify some key takeaways from this election. Many of them are surprisingly positive.

Americans show faith in our elections: After an impressive 45 million Americans cast votes early these midterms, initial reports from all corners of the nation suggest a strong showing of voters coming out on Election Day to make their voices heard.

Election Deniers Get Shut Out: Most of the candidates for Congress, governor and secretary of state who had baselessly peddled claims of voter fraud or suppression, including for Congress, governor, and secretary of state, were defeated by candidates who have endorsed the integrity of our elections.

Bipartisanship Pays Off: Many of the most bipartisan members of Congress, such as Problem Solvers Caucus co-Chairs Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) were rewarded with reelection for their work crossing the political aisle.

These trends send a clear signal that the vast exhausted majority of Americans who are fed up with our increasingly tribal politics are showing up.