As President Trump and the Republican party push through with their legal challenges following the 2020 presidential election, the Democratic party is going through the autopsy report of the so-called “blue wave” that failed tremendously to meet their high expectations. While it looks like the presidency is secured, Democrats failed to take back the Senate, having to rely on two competitive Senate run-off races in Georgia, and even lost around a dozen or so seats in the House of Representatives. If results stand where they are, it will be almost impossible for a Democratic-controlled White House to impose their mandate. How did it even come to this? My guest today is Zaid Jilani, he’s a freelance writer and contributor to the Washington Examiner and Tablet Magazine. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what exactly happened that made things so bittersweet for Democrats, how Trump and the GOP actually expanded their base with minority voters, and what the Democratic mandate looks like going forward. “Hashing it Out” is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then “Hashing it Out” is the podcast for you.

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