November 15, 2022

Voting for Democracy: The Midterms

For this year’s midterms, In The Thick and Latino USA are teaming up for a special post-election roundtable discussion. Maria and Julio are joined by Christian Paz, senior politics reporter for Vox, and Maya King, politics reporter for the New York Times, to discuss Democratic victories in the Senate, the re-election of Republican governors across the South, the role of young voters, and the impact of abortion on people’s decisions. And, they consider what this all means for 2024.

Through it all, we hear from you, our In The Thick and Latino USA listeners, who called us in record numbers and told us your concerns as you headed to the polls.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Maya King and Lisa Lerer report on the upcoming Georgia senate runoff election between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker in this article for the New York Times.

  • Christian Paz writes about the impact of the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina Senator, on the Democratic Senate majority in this piece for Vox.

  • “​​Research findings from an ad tracker by the advocacy organization America’s Voice identified that within 3,200 paid communications from the Republican party and its allies, more than 600 spread the myth of an open border and over 600 connected migrants with drug trade,” according to reporting by Documented NY.

Photo credit: Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel, via AP