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A Massive “Blue Wave” Despite A Good Economy, Low Unemployment, And Actions To Promote Voter Suppression | The Progressive Professor
The biggest "Blue Wave" since the 1974 midterms, after Richard Nixon resigned due to the Watergate Scandal, has occurred this week. It is also the greatest participation in a midterm election in 52 years, since 1966, when there was a lot of anger at Lyndon B. Johnson's prosecution of the Vietnam War. It is also an election in which the states that decided that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College--Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin--swung over to the Democrats. This was an election in which the gender gap was the greatest we have ever seen, and more young people voted than at any time since the 26th Amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote. This election also saw suburbia swing to the Democratic Party en masse, and that is a major development long term. We also saw many Republican Congressmen in California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and in the Midwest, lose their seats. We witnessed Kansas reject the right wing views of past Governor Sam