“Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are locked in a neck and neck battle to decide who will represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
After a long night of drama, the race is still too close to call. Lamb holds a slight lead over Saccone with 100% of the Election Day vote tallied, but absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted. It would be an significant uphill climb for Saccone to overtake Lamb.”
See‘It’s not over yet:’ Nail-biter Pennsylvania special election heads into 2nd dayI can do the maths. The Democrats have won the 18th congressional district back from the GOP after decades. They did this despite:
- Trump’s inspiration,
- Trump having won there in 2016 by 20%,
- tariffs on steel negatively affecting the US economy and a fraction of the steel-importing world,
- the GOP cheating by gerrymandering, and
- the GOP having dumped in $millions, about $10/vote to try to win.
All in all it was quite a night. Just like the first battles that showed the Nazis were not invincible in WWII, we see clearly that the House of Representatives is available to the Democrats.
One word describes the eventual result, IMPEACHMENT! The abuse hurled at Democrats by the GOP in the House and by Trump, the repeated demonstration of corruption in the White House, and the low job approval amongst voters will inspire a long list of impeachable offences in the House. The Senate also teeters. If they try hard, Congress could do the impeachment in a day. Then they’ll have to deal with Pence. I reckon he could not be worse than Trump. The icing on this cake would be the GOP deciding to impeach before the election. The division within the GOP would then ensure the Democrats win in 2018 but the GOP would certainly not be burdened by Trump in 2020. With Trump gone, the GOP will have a chance then.