The 2022 Midterm elections is two weeks from tomorrow. Are you ready?
Or perhaps you’ve already voted through the early voting or absentee ballot. Given the Covid pandemic, I wouldn’t blame you. 38 out of the 50 states have early voting, and 5 other states have voting by mail only. Which leaves 7 states that allow in-person voting only on the Election Day.
Interestingly, 345 candidates on the Midterm Election ballots are election deniers (i.e. people who believe the 2020 election was stolen from Trump). Yes, and before you flip out, 202 of the 345 are running for the US House of Representatives and Senate. Thank goodness. Why?
You see, given the states are responsible for the conduct of elections, the US Congressional candidates have the least involvement on the election process. This leaves the rest 143 election deniers running for statewide elected officials (i.e. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, or legislature members).
That’s on average less than three deniers per state, Unless they are running for the Governorship or Secretary of State positions, the impact on the election process is minimum. I know what you’re thinking: what about the Governor and Secretary of State positions?
According to CNN: at least 22 election deniers are running for the Governor and 11 for the Secretary of State. And if these deniers win their midterm, we will be in big trouble for the 2024 general elections.
So are you ready for the midterm?