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Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Republicans Win House Majority

Posted on | November 15, 2022 | No Comments

It shouldn’t take an entire week to count the votes — Florida, notably, counted all theirs in about four hours — but at last it’s done:

It is now official. Republicans have won the House of Representatives. According to Decision Desk HQ, the GOP will hold at least 218 seats following yet another race called in their favor.
Nancy Pelosi has been dethroned. The seat that pushed Republicans over the finish line was in California’s 3rd district, won by Kevin Kiley, who has been an outspoken fighter against Gavin Newsom in the state.
Looking at the outstanding races left, it is probable that the GOP will reach at least 220 seats and may end up with as many as 222. Lauren Boebert in CO-3 is currently leading and is simply waiting on the “curing” period to end. Other races in California that seem probable to go Republican include Mike Garcia’s seat.
This isn’t the outcome Republicans expected, but it is something. Winning is better than losing, and with winning comes the ability to dictate committee assignments, floor votes, and investigations. There are going to be a lot of entertaining things happening over the next two years. Buckle up and enjoy the show.

BTW, Decision Desk HQ was started by an Ace of Spades co-blogger who got tired of liberal media organizations (e.g., Associated Press) acting as de facto “official” arbiters of who had won various elections. In an era when every state’s election results are publicly available on the Internet, there’s no need to let the media exercise this authority, so now bloggers do it. Note that there are still 14 races “too close to call,” and never mind whether the vote counts were accurate in Arizona, Nevada and other states where the counting went on forever.

The biggest immediate consequence of the Republican victory is that Nancy Pelosi’s J6 witch-hunt committee is now finished, done, over, kaput. It served its partisan purpose — to smear Republicans as treasonous “insurectionists” and threaten them with contempt charges — while ginning up propaganda about the alleged “threat to democracy” posed by “election deniers,” but all that is over now.

Now we stumble onward, like zombies in a Wes Craven flick . . .

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)




 

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