The 2022 midterm elections were in many ways historic, a panel of Northeastern experts concluded, but Donald Trump still looks like a possible Republican presidential nominee in 2024, while Democrats need to focus on better communicating their policy victories to the voters.
An assembly of Northeastern experts sat down recently to share reflections on the 2022 midterm elections, the forces that affected the results and what the outcomes meant for America going forward.
Moderator Costas Panagopoulos, chair of the political science department, described the results of the recent midterm election cycle as historic and humbling in many ways. He noted the voters chose to elect a record number of women governors, a record number of openly LGBTQ candidates, more Black Republicans for Congress than any time since 1877, a record number of Latinos and Latina women in Congress, the first Generation Z congressman, the first transgender state legislator in New Hampshire, and so on.
“These are unprecedented moments for American politics,” Panagopoulos said, adding that they might have not received the attention they deserved.
Still, the panel didn’t expect this new partisan composition of Congress to help with more compromise and bipartisan cooperation to deliver for the American people.