Jhe 2022 midterm elections will be a referendum on current President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald J. Trump, as well as a thorough test of American democracy. Midterm primaries began March 1 in Texas and will continue through the fall, allowing voters in every state to narrow the field for the House, Senate and gubernatorial mansions before the campaigns do not lead to the general elections in November. 8th. Although Biden is not on the ballot in November, Americans’ judgment of his first two years in office, when he faced a resurgent pandemic, the highest inflation in decades and deep divisions within his own party, will be reflected in the results. . The midterms will also provide the latest evidence on whether Trump, the man Biden ousted from office, has asserted full control over the Republican Party — and is succeeding in his ongoing efforts to undermine confidence in the election. If the candidates who support Trump’s bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen take over state offices, Trump and his supporters may be ready to challenge the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.
Control of the House and Senate will also be decided, and the story is against the Democrats. The incumbent president’s party has generally lost seats in Congress after its first two years in office. If Democrats lose their narrow House or Senate majority, Biden’s ability to pass significant legislation will be stymied. And the Republicans, if they take control of the House, will not continue the work of the select committee investigating Trump’s role in the storming of Congress, by his supporters, on January 6, 2021.
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