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Lakeside Democrats reflect on US midterm elections

The Guadalajara Reporter asked leaders of the Lake Chapala branch of Democrats Abroad to weigh in on the results of the November 8 midterm elections. Here’s a summary of what came out in Dale Hoyt Palfrey’s Q&A.

What happened to the anticipated Red Wave?

Based on early reporting, the MAGA Republicans woke a sleeping giant on the left. Especially women and younger people around reproductive rights and related privacy rights such as contraception and interracial marriage. Plus, there were ground-breaking firsts in this midterm embracing more than ever our diverse cultural and ethnic heritage: more women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, Muslims, Native Americans and a first, Gen Z.

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