A Guest Post by Becky Behrends, M.D.
Vice President of Research for Michigan Citizens for Election Integrity (MC4EI.com)

The mainstream media peddles the narrative that the expected Red Wave in the 2022 midterm election never amounted to more than a paltry puddle. Since November, they have repeatedly been drumming into the public mindset that the “election deniers” rightfully got their comeuppance and were smacked down. MAGA morons need to pack their bags and go home; let the “adults” continue their work of dismantling the US constitution and the America we all know and love.

Is that so?

Let’s look at the facts.

All total across the nation, here is the breakdown for Republican vs. Democrat candidates for the US House of Representatives in the 2022 Midterm Elections:

Republicans- 52,690,787 votes
Democrats- 48,096,016 votes

The Republicans had a 5 million vote majority!

In 2020, Biden had a 7.1 million vote edge over Trump (supposedly!). However, this gain in votes in the recent midterm election indicates a shift of 12 million votes between the presidential election of 2020 and the congressional election of 2022. That is the largest gain in Republican votes since before 2000.

The Republicans entered the midterm election with 22 seats to defend in the Senate. They held all but one of their seats. The Democrats only had to defend 11 seats.

The Senate losses were more likely due to specific races in certain states. And the main reasons for those losses were probably as follows:

1. Early Voting

The Democrats took advantage of early voting, giving them a huge absentee vote advantage as election day approached. Republicans were persuaded that it was “better and safer” to wait until election day and to vote in person. Bad decision! What happened? Voting machine breakdowns (in PA, AZ, etc.) on election day led to long lines, which led to many people giving up on voting!! So much for election-day GOP turnout! There is no such thing as election “day.” That has been relegated to the dusty bin of dinosaur history. It’s election “month” now, and Republicans need to get savvy about this.

2. Show Me the Money!

What did we think would happen when key Senate races were so woefully underfunded for Republican candidates? It defies belief that someone like John Fetterman could beat Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, especially after his disastrous debate performance. He is obviously – terrifyingly – cognitively unfit for office. But he had a 2-to-1 funding advantage. What does that do for a candidate? It means the media airwaves can pump out propaganda propping up their candidate. You know, 60-second ads on TV or the internet. That’s how an overwhelming number of Americans make their decisions on who to vote for.

This can not only put lipstick on a pig of a candidate but give them a facelift, pedicure, Armani suit; you name it!! Democrats spent $360 million on key Senate races compared to Republicans at $195 million. Underfunding brought down Bolduc in New Hampshire and Blake Masters in Arizona as well.

3. The McConnell Factor

Senator Mitch Mcconnell’s super PAC (Senate Leadership Fund-SLF) canceled millions in advertisement spending for MAGA Senate candidates. Can’t have any challenges to McConnell’s Senate leadership position.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Many other Republican candidates suffered defeat in gubernatorial and other races down-ballot because of underfunding.

Meanwhile, the three McStooges are still in power or seeking to maintain their positions, i.e., McConnell, McCarthy, and McDaniel.

RNC Chair Ronna Romney-McDaniel and Republican wanna-be Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy

Maybe it’s time to Ditch Mitch. And show Kevin McCarthy and Ronna McDaniel the exit doors. Repeated failures of CEOs in the private sector cause them to be given the royal boot. Why not for establishment politicians? Or are they too ‘“royal” to get the boot?

The next time the leftist media pronounces the demise of right-wing Republican candidates and issues, just remember what President Ronald Reagan once said:

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

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