Election Day has farcically transformed into Election Month this year, in an unacceptable rerun of 2020. A positive development for the GOP came late on Sunday when Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona, a sitting Republican, was re-elected to Congress, five days after the election.
Schweikert moved the GOP one step closer to taking the majority in the House of Representatives by defeating Democratic rival Jevin Hodge in the contest for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
As many Republicans, like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, have promised to impeach him if indeed the GOP gets control of the lower chamber of Congress, this scenario may be President Joe Biden’s worst nightmare.
Additionally, a GOP-controlled House would have the power to veto some of Biden’s radical legislation and put a stop to some of his harmful policies.
According to Decision Desk HQ, Democrats had won 201 House seats as of 2 p.m. ET on Monday, while Republicans held 215 members, just three short of the 218 required to take control of the chamber.
Decision Desk HQ projects Rep. David Schweikert (R) wins re-election to the U.S. House in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.#DecisionMade: 10:01pm EST
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 14, 2022
Biden conceded that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the House were slim on Monday.
“I think we’re going to get very close in the House … but I don’t think we’re going to make it,” he remarked at a news conference in Bali, Indonesia.
Redistricting forced Schweikert, the incumbent of Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, to run in the first, therefore his victory was not certain.
The congressman, a pro-lifer who supports a solid border and lower taxes, gets a career score of 95.48 from the American Conservative Union.
As someone who was saved from an abortion after a last-minute change of heart by my birth mother who lovingly gave me up for adoption, the issue of abortion is profoundly personal for me. I am proudly pro-life, and I commend the Court for their decision today. #ProLife
— David Schweikert (@DavidSchweikert) June 24, 2022
Republicans were expected to win the House, while Democrats narrowly held onto control of the Senate.
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The United States must clean up its elections to promote transparency so voters know who won within a day or two of Election Day, at most.
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