We’re less than 24 hours away from polls opening for the most crucial midterm election of our lives. For the past two years, your TV screens have been filled with cheesy politicians begging for your votes in ads that only DC elites think are funny, your yards have been filled with campaign signs telling your neighbors who you support making it easy to see who to blame for inflation and high gas prices, and conversations have centered around the latest political back-and-forth in swing states across the country. Tomorrow, that all ends.
I think Republicans will easily win the House by gaining 25-30 seats, retiring Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker once and for all, and are in a good position to take the majority in the Senate as well. I’ll be closely watching the Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and New Hampshire Senate races because I believe those will be the closest. I think we’ll see the tightest margins in Pennsylvania. I’m not as concerned about Georgia as Herschel continues to rise in the polls, but I think the final result will be neck and neck as well as in states like Arizona, New Hampshire, and Nevada. The best scenario for Republicans with the toss-up races is winning Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Nevada - giving Republicans a majority of 53 seats and the Democrats a minority of 47 seats. That is not impossible at all. In fact, I think it is very possible, but that would mean Republicans would have to pick up every single toss-up seat and not lose any other seats.
The focus over the past two years has mostly been on federal races, but 2020 (through COVID lockdowns and election issues) reminded us of the importance of statewide offices as well. We saw how powerful Governors were during COVID when you had people like Gretchen Whitmer and Andrew Cuomo impose draconian lockdowns on their states or the opposite with Kristi Noem and Ron DeSantis. A perfect example of how important Lieutenant Governors are is Kathy Hochul in New York. New Yorkers are stuck with their un-elected Governor right now, ignoring rampant crime because she is now their state defacto-Governor after Cuomo resigned. We saw how powerful Secretary of States were after November 8, 2020, when there were serious concerns with election integrity, and it was up to them and their offices to investigate it. And finally, offices like Attorney General can be overlooked in election cycles, but Roe v. Wade was overturned because of the Dobbs v. Jackson case led by Mississippi’s Attorney General Lynn Fitch. So tomorrow, vote Republican up and down the ballot!
You can complain about inflation, gas prices, the border, and rampant crime all you want, but you can’t change anything unless you vote. Bring at least 5 people with you to the polls. Bring your siblings. Bring your parents. Bring your friends. Bring your coworkers. Bring your Sunday School class. Bring your Saturday morning coffee group. Don’t waste this opportunity. Ensure that when the clock strikes 7:00 pm, and polls close, you have done everything in your power to make sure our country gets back on the right track. Republicans are in a position to have a big night, but that will only be possible if everybody gets out and votes! We can not get cocky!
Vote like your country depends on it. Because it does.
Vote like your freedom depends on it. Because it does.
Vote like you and your family’s future depends on it. Because it does.
If you don’t know where your polling place is, go to www.vote.org/polling-place-locator. Polls will open at 7:00 am and will stay open until 7:00 pm. Lines should not be as long as the Presidential Election in 2020, but prepare to wait a little bit anyways just to be safe! Also, stay in line! If you are in line by 7:00 pm, you still get to vote! And finally, if you see something, say something! Call your Secretary of State’s office if you see anything concerning that could threaten election integrity! Find your state’s Secretary of State’s phone number at www.e-secretaryofstate.com.
My closing pitch is this: we can argue over the issues all day, but for years, Democrats have told us that if they have full control of the government, “everything will be better”. That was proven to be a blatant lie. Democrats have had control of the House, the Senate, and The White House for two years now - look where our country is. Crime, inflation, gas prices, and the border are all topics that will be on the minds of voters when they go to vote tomorrow.
Go Save America!
Brilyn Hollyhand is a 16-year-old Conservative Commentator and the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Truth Gazette, a conservative news service fighting back against the Fake News Media!