US Midterms: Biden Says Democracy 'On the Ballot'

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    The Facts

    • With the US midterm elections around the corner, Pres. Biden delivered a speech on Wednesday warning of what he deems an "unprecedented threat" to American democracy.

    • Speaking at the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC, Biden stated that several GOP candidates have signaled their intent to deny the Nov. 8 results if they lose.


    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    Biden's speech — a painful regurgitation of his September prime-time address — is nothing more than an eleventh-hour plea ahead of his party's inevitable loss in the upcoming elections. Unable to abate voters' concerns regarding real issues that America faces, the president has resorted to his overused tactic of fearmongering — a divisive tool at a time when unity is needed.

    Democratic narrative

    The president's remarks, which come on the heels of the attack on Pelosi's husband, is a much-needed caution to an alarming number of GOP representatives who've signaled their intent not to accept the midterm's results if they lose. With the unabating shadow from the Jan. 6 attack ever-present, Biden is making it clear that another such insurrection won't be tolerated.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 50% chance that Democrats will hold at least 49 seats in the US Senate after the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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