Courtesy of Forbes
Event Details
January 24, 2023

Speaker: Peter Siris, Chris Piros, Mike Otten, Herb Kaplan




The 2022 Election: Democracy Wins, Election Deniers and Democrats Lose

In 2022, the clear winner was Democracy. Voters in competitive states like Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia rejected MAGA election deniers, but Democrats did not win. They only seemed to win because Republicans nominated Election Deniers and the Supreme Court gave them an issue to exploit when it overturned Roe v. Wade.

Democrats are increasingly becoming a minority party. In 2022, Democrats won less than 40% of the vote in 19 states, compared to 7 for Republicans. Since 2010, 44 state legislative chambers have turned Red, while only 22 have turned blue.

Republicans did not lose. Its election-denier wing lost, but in Congressional and State races and in red states, Republicans did exceptionally well. In State legislature battlegrounds elections, Republicans gained 270 seats compared to 70 for Democrats.

Where does this leave the two parties and what does this portend for 2024?

  • The winner in the next elections will be the party that can appeal to the center.
  • Unfortunately, neither party seems to care about moderates and independents.
  • Republicans can have an easier path if they dump election deniers. MAGA Republicans can win. Election deniers cannot.
  • Democrats have a far more complicated path because they do not realize they are focusing on a narrow portion of the electorate. Democrats have proven effective in articulating what they are against (Trump), but ineffective in articulating what they are for.

In this presentation, we will take a very deep dive into the 2022 election results, many of which will definitely surprise you. We will demonstrate that both parties have deserted the middle and recommend steps both need to take if they don’t want to destroy themselves and our democracy.


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