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CIC Victoria: The Future of American Politics

October 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Wednesday, 26 October from 5-7 pm PT in-person Politics-in-the-Pub at the Sticky Wicket: CIC Victoria: The Future of American Politics.

American politics is seemingly more divided than ever and for those looking from the outside, it can be difficult to gauge where the national mood is? The problem seems to be not just disagreements between the two major parties but divisions within both the Republican and Democrat Parties. And among these current intra-party disagreements what party factions will come out on top?  And what will that mean for next year’s midterm elections and the next contest for President in 2024?  Indeed, next month, all 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats are on the ballot. Additionally, 36 out of 50 states will elect governors.  And as the midterms approach, the Democrats’ majority in Congress is razor-thin: The Senate is a 50-50 split (with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote giving them the advantage) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s control of the House also rests on a slim margin.  Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol riot continues to hold hearings into the attack that saw supporters of former President Donald Trump storming Congress on 6 January 2021, in a bid to thwart the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.  Could the future of American politics potentially turn on what happens with Donald Trump?

To discuss these questions we are delighted to welcome David Shribman, contributing writer for The Globe and Mail and Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Please contact us here for more information: cic.victoria.sec@gmail.com

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Date:
October 26, 2022
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

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CIC Victoria Branch