Collector - October 2020 - 38

ADVOCACY

Election Watch 2020
This is a strange election year. Here's what we're seeing right now.
By Patrick Russell

W

e are still a month out from
Election Day, but thanks in large
part to the COVID-19 pandemic,
by Nov. 3 this election may already be
buttoned up.
The question is: will Democrats turn their
2018 blue wave into a 2020 blue tsunami? Or
will Republicans maintain the majority in
the Senate and the White House?
Midterm elections historically lead to
losses in both chambers for whichever party
with a president in the White House. House
Republicans saw that happen in a big way
in 2018 when House Democrats flipped 41

38

seats and claimed their largest gain in the
House since 1974.
As it stands, Democrats hold 232 seats
to Republicans' 198. In order to take back
the majority, House Republicans need
to hold onto three of the four vacant
seats and win back 17 of the seats they
lost in 2018.
That looked a lot more achievable before
20 Republican incumbents announced their
retirement, and North Carolina's courtmandated redistricting took effect. While
most of the retirements or resignations are in
red districts, a handful have made some

areas in Texas, Georgia and Indiana
unexpectedly competitive.
While all 435 seats in the House
of Representatives will be up for grabs
in November, Republicans are now
defending more seats than initially
anticipated. The environment now looks
like 2008, when Republicans lost 21
additional seats two years after ceding
the majority. Once-solid GOP seats in
Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and
Montana-seats that President Donald
Trump carried handily-have become
expensive challenges.

ACAINTERNATIONAL.ORG


http://www.ACAINTERNATIONAL.ORG

Collector - October 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector - October 2020

Collector - October 2020 - Cover1
Collector - October 2020 - Cover2
Collector - October 2020 - 1
Collector - October 2020 - 2
Collector - October 2020 - 3
Collector - October 2020 - 4
Collector - October 2020 - 5
Collector - October 2020 - 6
Collector - October 2020 - 7
Collector - October 2020 - 8
Collector - October 2020 - 9
Collector - October 2020 - 10
Collector - October 2020 - 11
Collector - October 2020 - 12
Collector - October 2020 - 13
Collector - October 2020 - 14
Collector - October 2020 - 15
Collector - October 2020 - 16
Collector - October 2020 - 17
Collector - October 2020 - 18
Collector - October 2020 - 19
Collector - October 2020 - 20
Collector - October 2020 - 21
Collector - October 2020 - 22
Collector - October 2020 - 23
Collector - October 2020 - 24
Collector - October 2020 - 25
Collector - October 2020 - 26
Collector - October 2020 - 27
Collector - October 2020 - 28
Collector - October 2020 - 29
Collector - October 2020 - 30
Collector - October 2020 - 31
Collector - October 2020 - 32
Collector - October 2020 - 33
Collector - October 2020 - 34
Collector - October 2020 - 35
Collector - October 2020 - 36
Collector - October 2020 - 37
Collector - October 2020 - 38
Collector - October 2020 - 39
Collector - October 2020 - 40
Collector - October 2020 - 41
Collector - October 2020 - 42
Collector - October 2020 - 43
Collector - October 2020 - 44
Collector - October 2020 - 45
Collector - October 2020 - 46
Collector - October 2020 - 47
Collector - October 2020 - 48
Collector - October 2020 - 49
Collector - October 2020 - 50
Collector - October 2020 - 51
Collector - October 2020 - 52
Collector - October 2020 - Cover3
Collector - October 2020 - Cover4
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202010
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202009
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202008
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202007
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202006
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202005
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202004
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202003
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202002
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/202001
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201912
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201911
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201910/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201909/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201908/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201907/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201906/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201905/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201904/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201903/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201902/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201901/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201812/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201811/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201810/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201809/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201808/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201807/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201806/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201805/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201804/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201803/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201802/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201801/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201712/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201711/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201710/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201709/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201708/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201707/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201706/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201705/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201704/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201703/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201702/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201701/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201612/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201611/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201610/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201609/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201608/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201607/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201606/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201605/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201604/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201603/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201602/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201601/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201512/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201511/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201510/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201509/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201508/
http://online.collector.com/collectormagazine/201507/
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com