Why Did Democrats Lose Seats They Expected To Win?

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Rose Aguilar & Malihe Razahan


On this edition of Your Call, we are discussing the Democratic party’s losses across the county. President-elect Joe Biden won with election with 80 million votes, but Democrats lost dozens of House seats and a number of key Senate races.

Democrats also lost several state legislative races, which could impact redistricting, Medicaid expansion, climate action, and voting rights. Why did Democrats lose seats they expected to win? Where is the reckoning?

NPP figures on the discretionary budget and military spending are cited within.


Dave Levinthal, senior Washington correspondent for Business Insider

Kara Voght, reporter in Mother Jones' DC bureau

Web Resources:

Business Insider: Big companies including Ford, UPS, Aflac, and BofA are lining up to bankroll Biden's inauguration — and the president-elect now says he'll take their money

Mother Jones: What’s Next for the #Resistance Now That They Don’t Have Trump to Kick Around Anymore?

The New York Times: In statehouse races, suburban voters’ disgust with Trump didn’t translate into a rebuke of other Republicans.