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Texas residents delivered a resounding defeat to Democrats and COVID zealots alike in Tuesday’s election by overturning a Texas House seat in a Democrat stronghold and instituting reverse-COVID restrictions to protect people from authoritarian diktats.
The first victory, a stunning rebuke of COVID zealots (who are almost exclusively Democrats), involved the passing of Proposition 3 by 63 percent of voters and Proposition 6 by 88 percent of voters.
Prop 3 prevents governments from imposing any sort of restriction (like a COVID diktat, for instance) that “prohibits or limits religious services.”
Prop 6 meanwhile allows nursing home and long-term care patients to see their family members by designating a family member an “essential caretaker.”
For all the elderly and most fragile in our society who live in congregate care & were denied seeing their loved ones during the pandemic, thank you for overwhelmingly voting for Prop 6.
— Senator Lois Kolkhorst (@loiskolkhorst) November 3, 2021
The passage of these propositions is a forceful, purposeful slap in the face to the numerous COVID zealots in office who’ve sought to use the seemingly never-ending coronavirus pandemic to stifle the rights of Texans.
In fact, COVID zealots throughout the country have sought the same for their constituents, though Texas is one of only a few states where citizens have successfully fought back.
These diktats have led to religious leaders being arrested for violating lockdown restrictions and elderly men and women reportedly dying alone, deprived of any human contact from their loved ones.
The second victory, yet another rebuke of the Democrat Party and the establishment media, involved a Latino Republican, John Lujan, winning “an open seat that had been held by a Democrat,” according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:
As all eyes have been focused on Virginia and New Jersey, Texas got even more Republican tonight.
Republican John Lujan from San Antonio was just elected to the Texas House of Representatives.
He won an open seat that had been held by a Democrat.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 3, 2021
Republican John Lujan @votelujan from San Antonio was just elected to the Texas House of Representatives! He won an open seat that had been held by a Democrat. Lujan has defeated Democrat Frank Ramirez. This was a Biden +14 district in San Antonio, 73% Hispanic. pic.twitter.com/NkPqwt5rz7
— Aja Smith (@AjaforCongress) November 3, 2021
The win by John Lujan marked the third flip of a state legislative seat this year alone, with Ryan Fazio having flipped a Connecticut seat in August and Jon Dunwell having flipped an Iowa seat last month.
These victories come as Virginia Democrats got completely wiped out, with Republicans recapturing the office of governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general — and Republicans reportedly poised to retake the legislature as well.
Meanwhile, there was a chance as of Wednesday morning that Republicans had also recaptured the New Jersey governorship.
As of 10:00 am, Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli was up by 1193 votes, though in fairness, he was expected to ultimately lose once all the mail-in ballots were tabulated.
“Could be a stunning upset in the making” in New Jersey says Fox… but waiting on mail-in ballots 😔#ciattarelli
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) November 3, 2021
Victory or not, the mere fact that Ciattarelli performed so well in a Democrat stronghold is another sign that Democrats are losing their grip on power.
Incidentally, as Democrats are losing power, the people are regaining it.
“The pandemic made all the residents basically a ward of the state, and it took any power that a family had away from us,” Mary Barnette, a Proposition 6 advocate, pointed out to local station KBMT a day before the election.
“When they moved to lockdown on nursing homes, they did it uneducated. I literally watched my mother die from a window,” she added.
From embracing the teaching of racial essentialism to doubling down on COVID zealotry — despite a majority of the U.S. public being vaccinated — Democrats have doubled and tripled down on policies that engender anger and resentment.
In doing so, they’ve completely reversed the once-favorable trends that emerged during the 2020 election, such as the trend of suburban white women voting for Democrats:
Virginia 2020 —> White women
50% Biden (D), 49% Trump (R)
Virginia 2021 —> White women
57% Youngkin (R), 43% McAuliffe (D)
A 15-point swing to the GOP with this group.
(via @NBCNews Exit Polls)
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 3, 2021
Meanwhile, on the national level, President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to double down on his policies. He hopes, according to reports, that the Democrats’ defeat nationwide “lights a fire under our team.”
Biden WH wants bad election night to become prod for Hill Democrats on economic agenda
“hopefully lights a fire under our team on the bill to act,” senior administration official tells me. “clearly voters are frustrated by the pace of action and we need to pick up that pace.”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 3, 2021
It’s certainly a bold strategy …
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