I’m planning on doing a lot of House fundraising the next couple weeks. Here’s a fun list that New Deal democrat put together. Here’s the pitch:
Regardless of the shenanigans that Donald Trump, William Barr, GOP State legislators, and the GOP insurgents on the Supreme Court may pull in the wake of the November 3 election, ultimately who is the President of the United States next January 20 is going to be determined by the House of Representatives when the next Session first meets earlier in January.
Specifically to the point, if either several GOP State legislative chambers, with the assistance of the GOP majority on the Supreme Court, order a stop to the counting of ballots, and that stoppage leads those State legislators to declare that the Trump Electors are those selected, nevertheless the House of Representatives has the power to accept a challenge by the competing slate of Biden electors, and to count the Biden Electors’ votes.
In that scenario, however, the House will have 50 votes, 1 vote per State delegation (DC doesn’t get a vote). So, whichever party controls 26 or more State delegations in the House would be able to form a majority.
Currently the Democrats have a majority in only 21 State delegations in the House of Representatives. In order to achieve a 26 delegation majority, several House seats in at least R+9 districts must flip, so it is important to build in some insurance.
The below list of 15 races in 7 States is built from two sources: Charles Gaba’s “Federal Final 50,” which includes 11 House seats that would add 4 of the 5 necessary State delegations, plus the Cook Political Report’s list of House Race Ratings, including 31 Districts currently held by the GOP, with ratings that vary from “lean GOP” to “likely Democratic.”
Most of these races are rated “toss-up” or better…
Fifteen for Flipping
Update: It looks like Pelosi agrees!
You can see all the candidates we are supporting here