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how Gen Z rocked the “midterms”

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No one saw them coming. “My name is Maxwell Alejandro Frost and I will be the first Gen Z member of Congress. Don’t neglect young peoplehad nevertheless warned at the end of August on Twitter the Democratic candidate of the 10e district of Florida, 25 years on the clock. They are the Americans under 26 – Generation Z – who saved Joe Biden in extremis in the November 8 election. While the polls predicted a defeat for the Democratic camp, in these midterms who usually see the ruling party losing its grip on Congress, the youth vote changed the course of history.

Mid-term elections: Joe Biden, the survivor

It is thanks to them that Biden was finally able to keep control of the Senate and limit the damage to the House of Representatives by only yielding a majority to the Republicans by a hair. The day after the election, Democratic America expressed its gratitude to them: “Gen Z saves us from the world we gave them”, wrote the actor of “Game of Thrones” Pedro Pascal on Twitter, where “THANK YOU GEN Z! » hoisted himself up trending topic (“main trend”).

This is the big surprise of this election: 27% of Americans aged 18 to 29 cast a ballot on November 8, according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (Circle) of the Tufts University. As a result, one in eight voters was under 30. And in the critical states where the polls gave the

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