Election myths revealed

Ms. Betsy, AP history and government teacher, listed a number of the conventional wisdom truths that didn’t turn out to be so true in the last election. See Betsy’s Page.

The power of incumbency and Gerrymandering; all politics is local and people vote their pocketbooks; money in pocket and pork to constituents is political capital; and more.

In this particular election, a booming economy with nearly all measures in the green didn’t make a difference.

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