What a victory in the midterm elections means for Democrats in America

It is a very exciting time for American Democrats-- the mid-year election that half the country has been waiting for since November 8th, 2016 is finally just weeks away. Although voting registration has closed in all states by now, the number of people registered to vote in the U.S. has risen this year, particularly within Generation X.

According the the Pew Research Center for U.S. Politics and Policy, in June, Democrats led by five percentage points in the generic ballot, but as of September, less than four months later, Democrats took a ten percentage point lead over republicans in the generic ballot, and 61% of all registered voters say that they are more excited to vote in the upcoming mid-year election than in any election they have participated in previously, including the 2016 presidential election.

However, all the “hype” surrounding the upcoming election does not come without good reason and a heated storm behind it-- which is why a victory for democrats would mean so much for the shift of the countries current politics.

Unfortunately, some people have even stopped voting for what they actually believe in but rather have began voting by party, which can be very detrimental to the ideals of democracy, and has almost completely wiped out the idea of a moderate candidate, which is, according to our history, who typically yields the most favorable time in the office for both sides when attempting to come to a bipartisan agreement.

Currently, the United States has a republican president as well as a right-wing filled congress. This means that almost every bill introduced, and every candidate brought forward is approved and nominated--no matter how crazy a bill or how terrible the choice of nominee is.

A democratic victory in the election on November 6th would mean a shift in the majority of congress towards the left, which means blocking these kinds of detrimental bills and nominations from making big impacts on our country and its policies.

President Trump has already made some impactful (and devastating decisions) while in office, for example, the nomination and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifelong seat on the supreme court, neglecting the allegations of sexual abuse put forth against him as well as his observed poor temper and party favoring brought about during his hearings.

A left-wing shift in political power in congress could make all the difference for the next two years until the next presidential election in blocking all of Trump’s, as well as other powerful Republican’s initiatives and agendas.