The 2020 Election was a Rejection of Excess

The 2020 Election was a Rejection of Excess

By C3 Solutions’ John Hart in Real Clear Policy.

When the final votes are tallied over the coming days, and the dust settles, the first half of the 2020 story will come into focus: Democrats came far closer to losing control of the House than to riding a blue wave.

To many Democrats, this result was as unthinkable as Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016.

Heading into the election, the Cook Political Report estimated Democrats would gain at least ten seats in the House. Meanwhile, Democrats boasted they would take the Senate. FiveThirtyEight, which was spot on in 2018, put the Democrats’ chances of taking the Senate at 75 percent.