Election deniers lost several high-profile races in the midterms and Democrats performed better than expected, but democracy remains in jeopardy.
These victories come at a crucial time as Democratic state legislatures have become our last line of defense against right-wing radical policies.
There’s no doubt that Gen-Z’s vote was instrumental in progressive races and battleground states across the country.
Many people celebrated that election denialism was on the wane. But, then counties in Arizona and Pennsylvania said: Not so fast.
At stake were the rights of over 70,000 Georgia voters in 27 counties who would not have been able to cast their ballots on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Ever since she lost her election for Arizona governor, Kari Lake has become deeply concerned with, of all things, voter suppression.
With votes counted and most contests decided, we can decisively call this election a win for democracy.
In the end, if there is one outcome that is undeniable about the midterm elections, it is that election deniers lost. But what about next time?
If democracy prevails for another two years, it will be because of days like Nov. 3, 2022.
The cost of election vigilantism to our democracy is incalculable. Every time the “Big Lie” grows, the truth loses.