“Mailing it in” doesn’t mean what you thought it meant, at least not when it comes to elections.
Usually synonymous with going through the motions, “mailing it in” is exactly how Democrats defied pollsters to turn a red wave into a blue bubble bath in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Despite a population fed up with inflation, crime, and a porous border, they got a brain-damaged candidate elected to the Senate to keep it out of GOP hands and made a contest of the House, where some giddy Republicans had hoped to grab a 40-seat majority.
While pollsters predicting GOP dominance focused on “likely voters” to read the tea leaves, Democrats in states with lax voting regulations did the opposite. They focused on people who, left to their own