Why 2022 will be different. Republicans cemented their grip on power for the next decade. So the Democrats think that they are in the drivers seat. Under Obama the Republicans won over 1,000 state and local seats. In 2018 the Democrats won only 300 some. But this past November the Republicans won back almost 500 seats.
Democrats failed to flip any of the legislative chambers they targeted and Republicans came out of election night in nearly the best possible position for drawing districts, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight, and will have the opportunity to draw 188 congressional seats, 43% of the House of Representatives. Democrats will have a chance to draw at most just 73 seats. Republicans will probably also be able to draw districts that will make it more difficult for Democrats to hold their majority in the US House in 2022.
And in closing, The Democrats have four Senate seats that look vulnerable. Arizona-Mark Kelly, New Hampshire- Maggie Hassan, Nevada- Catherine Cortez Mastro, and Colorado- Michael Bennett.18