The predicted “red wave” never landed in this year’s midterm elections. Why?

There are any number of theories, many of them focused on the effect former President Donald Trump had on this year’s Republican primaries. In Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, candidates with close ties to Trump lost races that seemed otherwise winnable. Here in Georgia, the top of the ticket featured one candidate associated with Trump in Herschel Walker, and one with some distance from Trump in Gov. Brian Kemp.

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