5 Lessons We Learned From Losses On Election Night And What It Means For 2020

By Ida Harris | Blavity

Election Day hasn’t been quite the same since former President Obama brought home the win against his opponent John McCain in 2012. The 2016 Presidential election, and state elections thereafter, have ushered in a shitstorm of gloom and doom.

While history was made across the country — with poignant congressional wins from Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sharice Davids — the outcome for Senate seats, and gubernatorial races in Maryland, Georgia and Florida in Tuesday’s election is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s loss against you know who; and has been triggering for those of us who are marginalized. At the helm of our disappointment and trauma is hegemony, white supremacy and of course, voter suppression.

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