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“The Central Issue”: How the Fall of Roe v. Wade Shook the 2022 Election

posted on December 19, 2022

Elena Schneider and Holly Otterbein of Politico report that abortion played a significant role in the 2022 midterm elections, after the June Supreme Court decision overturned Roe. Many swing voters were mobilized to vote, while some Republicans voted for a Democrat for the first time. Voters in some of the most hotly contested states ranked abortion as their most important issue, according to exit polls. Zack Roday, a Republican consultant, said, “In these true swing states, if abortion rights are dramatically threatened, it’s going to be really hard to win as a Republican in this new normal.”

Read at Politico