This could very well be the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.
The story of the night was his reverse touch. Almost every candidate he approached seemed to perform worse than those he didn’t choose.
The people who lost the last election and the popular vote in the last two elections appear to be the Republicans’ electoral kryptonite in these midterm elections.
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They may now need to find a way to drive his spirit out of the party. It may not be easy.
His Republican nemesis was the exact opposite.
Ron DeSantis had a stormy night, even beating his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, in parts Republicans have failed to reach in the past.
Bookmakers say the Florida governor is the favorite to run against Mr. Trump for the party’s nomination and, if he chooses to run, he is well positioned until 2024.
It was also a very good night for Joe Biden.
If you look at historical precedent, a president who is underperforming in approval ratings, somewhere in his 40s, should lose a Republican majority in the House of at least 40.
Democrats may still lose the House, but only by a narrow margin.
They are likely to remain in the Senate after winning the pivotal swing state Pennsylvania to defeat Trump-backed candidate, celebrity TV doctor Mohammad Oz.
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Mr Biden defied political gravity.
Many suspect he is focusing on the threat to American democracy posed by the hundreds of Trump-backed election scammers in these elections.
The Democrats’ strategy to make most voters worry about abortion also appears to be paying off.
There are large numbers of young voters and women, and exit polls show that this issue motivates many of them more than other issues such as crime and immigration.