Republicans won the popular vote in House races by at least 6 percent and have taken the House. But the midterm elections were, overall, a massive disappointment for conservatives, with Republicans losing key races and seats in the Senate.
Cue the Republican infighting. The establishment quickly blamed former President Donald Trump for the losses, and it seems to care little about the fact that delayed vote counting and massive Democratic turnout due to ballot harvesting now appear to be a fact of life in American elections. Trump did pick some terrible candidates, such as Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania, who by many accounts ran an extremely subpar campaign. Trump’s picks, true to form, appear to be based on loyalty to Trump rather than substance. But establishment