Bless this House: Election Results


Katherine Cota-Robles and Brandon Clark

The midterm elections were held on November 6th, 2018. This is a very important time for people to get out and vote as it determines which party controls the seats in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. It was a close race between both parties as the results were being polled. The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives while the Republicans kept control of the Senate. In Alabama, Kay Ivey and Mo Brooks held on to their positions, and all four proposed state amendments passed. 

A poll was taken to find out how students at Bob Jones High School think this will change politics and what it will mean for the government. Lenora Lee said, “Maybe it will be more even now. Before, the Republicans were making every single decision and it made people unhappy. It would be the same the other way around.” Ally Hayes also said that “I feel that there will probably be more equal representation as of now. There will probably be a lot more disagreements, but at least now there isn’t one completely dominant party.” Along with these responses Garrett Sterling said, “Well, it means that the country is probably going to be pretty divided and nobody is going to listen to each other.”

People are also concerned about how each party will handle the power their positions give them. Anaya Chambers weighed in. “Both parties will try their best to stay true to their promises. Let’s just hope that they don’t strictly focus on something that can harshly affect another race in specific because of hatred.” We also asked Steven Lockwood his opinion and he replied saying, “The Republicans will handle the Senate well like they have and it will be interesting to see what type of laws the Democrats pass and what they don’t pass in the house of representatives.”

Each party has different ways to try and improve the government the way they feel is best. Time will tell if the voters made the best decision for the country and the outcome the two parties have on our government.