2022-11-10 12:10:49

Democrats May Lose U.S. House Because New York Dem. Leaders Were Too Focused on Defeating the Left

The balance of power in Congress is still up in the air two days after Tuesday's midterm elections, and control of the Senate now rests on three states: Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. Meanwhile, Republicans have not yet won enough House seats to regain the majority, though there are still over 30 House races not yet decided. Many analysts say if Democrats lose control of the House, it may largely be because of New York state, where Republicans have flipped four congressional seats. Sochie Nnaemeka, director of the New York Working Families Party, says the "low-participation, low-energy election" was the result of the Democrats' "failed strategies at the state level." And Zohran Mamdani, New York state assemblymember for District 36, explains how GOP-favored redistricting, which he pins on Democratic leadership, "may be part of the reason why we do not hold the House." Both Nnaemeka and Mamdani are part of a growing coalition calling for the resignation of Jay Jacobs, chair of the state's Democratic Committee, who they say laid the ground for major Democratic losses to the GOP in Tuesday's midterm elections.

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