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Swalwell: 2022 midterms could be country’s ‘last election’ if GOP wins


Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell says the 2022 midterms could be country’s ‘last election’ if Republicans win and claims the GOP is choosing ‘violence over voting’

  • Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said Monday night that the 2022 midterms could be the country’s ‘last election’ if Republicans win 
  • ‘I’m worried that if Republicans win in the midterm elections that voting as we know it in this country will be gone,’ Swalwell said on MSNBC
  • He added, ‘This is not only the most important election, if we don’t get it right, it could be the last election’ 
  • Since the 2020 election, Republican-controlled states have tried to roll back mail-in voting and approve measures to make voting harder 


Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said Monday night that the 2022 midterms could be the country’s ‘last election’ if Republicans win and blasted the GOP for choosing ‘violence over voting.’  

‘I’m worried that if Republicans win in the midterm elections that voting as we know it in this country will be gone,’ Swalwell said on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. ‘This is not only the most important election, if we don’t get it right, it could be the last election,’ he also warned. 

Since the 2020 election – when Americans used mail-in ballots in an unprecedented way and elected Democratic President Joe Biden – Republican-controlled states have tried to roll back mail-in voting and approve measures to make voting harder, such as implementing voter ID requirements. 

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said Monday night that the 2022 midterms could be the country’s ‘last election’ if Republicans win and blasted the GOP for choosing ‘violence over voting’ 

‘They are already putting up as many barriers to the ballot box as possible,’ Swalwell told Hayes. 

Swalwell, who’s from California, specifically pointed to Arizona, Florida, Texas and Georgia.   

‘And on the other side of the finish line they are putting in place processes where they could reverse the outcome even if we crawl through glass and run through the fire to get to the ballot box,’ he added. 

Republican state legislators have also attempted to politicize state election boards, which could wield them friendlier outcomes. 

‘If they were able to win the House, the damage they could do to permanently make it difficult to vote, and just alter the way we particiapte in the democratic process, could be irreversible,’ Swalwell said.  

He told Hayes when it came to dealing with the GOP, ‘We’re up against chaos.’ 

Democrats, including Swalwell, have blasted Republicans for pushing laws that make it more difficult to vote after Democratic President Joe Biden won the White House in 2020 when millions of mail-in ballots were cast

Democrats, including Swalwell, have blasted Republicans for pushing laws that make it more difficult to vote after Democratic President Joe Biden won the White House in 2020 when millions of mail-in ballots were cast  

‘We’re up against a Republican Party that chooses violence over voting,’ the California Democrat said. 

Pointing to the upcoming anniversary of the January 6 Capitol attack he added, ‘Republicans will be celebrating the arsonist of that day in Donald Trump and that’s a contrast we’ll have to draw with every American.’ 

He also blasted Republicans for trying to make it easier for Electoral College results to be overturned, saying it was a ‘way to make sure Donald Trump wins.’ 

Trump has floated he’ll again be a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, but said an announcement would come after this year’s November midterms. 

The House already passed two pieces of voting rights legislation, which are now stuck in the Senate due to the upper chamber’s 60-vote filibuster rules.        

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