The strength of education polarization broke historical precedent in 2022 US House races, overpowering “down-ballot lag,” which occurs when changes in partisan patterns appear first at the presidential level, to drive continued realignment during this midterm cycle. Education polarization drove rapid and notable realignment between the 2012 and 2020 presidential elections, and … [Read more...] about Roe Overturn Led to Historic Realignment in 2022 Midterms
Democrats Boosted Matt Dolan’s OH GOP Senate Campaign in 2022
Matt Dolan formally announced his campaign to challenge Senator Sherrod Brown and become the next Republican Senator of Ohio on Tuesday. Ohio will be at the center of GOP attempts to flip the Senate in 2024, as Democrats are already on the brink of losing their majority. With vulnerable incumbents in the deep red states of Montana and West Virginia, Democrats will struggle to … [Read more...] about Democrats Boosted Matt Dolan’s OH GOP Senate Campaign in 2022
How Will the Death of Roe Affect Partisan Realignment in the 2022 Midterms?
Through the majority of the 2022 midterm election cycle, the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson (overturning the longstanding precedent of Roe v. Wade) has dominated headlines and analysis. Although Democrats enjoyed a strong late summer bump, ostensibly fueled by the decision, GOP candidates have substantially gained in polling completed throughout October, in the … [Read more...] about How Will the Death of Roe Affect Partisan Realignment in the 2022 Midterms?
DDHQ Morning News Spotlight: Ohio GOP wins State Legislative Redistricting Battle for 2022, Michigan GOP in Turmoil After Removal of Gubernatorial Candidates from Ballot
Morning Headlines A Federal Court intervened to solve Ohio's 2022 redistricting deadlock, ordering the state to implement gerrymandered State Legislature maps that were ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court. The Federal Court left the possibility open that state legislative elections from 2024-2030 could occur under different maps. The implemented maps not only … [Read more...] about DDHQ Morning News Spotlight: Ohio GOP wins State Legislative Redistricting Battle for 2022, Michigan GOP in Turmoil After Removal of Gubernatorial Candidates from Ballot
DDHQ Morning News Spotlight: Missouri General Assembly Passes Redistricting Map
Morning Headlines The Missouri Senate has passed a congressional redistricting map. It was the last state legislature in the country to pass a redistricting plan of any kind. The Missouri House passed the plan earlier in the week and the Senate used a rule that hadn't been used since 1979 to fast track the plan to the Senate floor before that chamber adjourned their … [Read more...] about DDHQ Morning News Spotlight: Missouri General Assembly Passes Redistricting Map