So, it is the midterm elections in the USA tomorrow. Held in November every four years, near the midpoint of a president’s four-year term of office, and focus on elections for members of the United States Congress, including all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate. This year it’s 33.
In addition, 34 of the 50 U.S. states elect their governors to four-year terms during midterm elections, while Vermont and New Hampshire elect governors to two-year terms in both midterm and presidential elections. Thus, 36 governors are elected during midterm elections.
Midterm elections always generate lower voter turnout than presidential elections, with around 40% voting. Will that hold in 2018? And how are comic book creators reacting?
Well, some are canvassing.
— Jody Houser is Voting! ✒️🗯️🎲 (@Jody_Houser) November 4, 2018
Some are freaking out.
midterm anxiety is real…
— Kelly Fitzpatrick (@wastedwings) November 5, 2018
Some have recommendations for how you should vote.
Every vote in the coming US midterm election against a democratic candidate is *literally* a vote against life itself on this planet.
While it’s true that the democrats aren’t perfect, I wish to god that wasn’t hyperbole.
— tom fowler (@tomfowlerbug) November 5, 2018
Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out. I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 4, 2018
Hands up everyone who has health insurance under the ACA or Medicare. Hands up everyone who has kids in school. Hands down everyone who’s been violently attacked by a Honduran refugee. Everyone with their hand still up should vote for Beto.
— Mark Russell (@Manruss) November 2, 2018
also p.s. tomorrow you gotta vote if you haven’t voted already
and you gotta vote blue, trust me, I swear
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) November 5, 2018
Some are appealing for you to just vote.
But seriously, VOTE Tuesday.
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) November 5, 2018
Remember when the Viper was fighting The Mountain? NO MATTER WHAT, DO NOT LAY OFF THE GAS! If you haven’t already gone out to Vote make sure you go and Vote on TUESDAY 11/6 and take a bunch of Friends and Family with you! #vote
— Wilfredo Torres (@mightyfineline) November 3, 2018
The Pride believes that democracy in action is needed now more than ever. To all of our US readers, the time has never been more important for you to take part in the governance of your home.
If you can, please go and vote and make your voice heard #VOTE 🌊💙
— The Pride🏳️🌈MCM Birmingham🏳️🌈 (@ThePrideComic) November 2, 2018
Have you voted yet? You know you can vote early right? Luke Skywalker these midterms.
Make it happen gaiz! https://t.co/0Cc7uFozdD
— Tess Fowler (@TessFowler) November 3, 2018
I was thinking more along the lines of: blow up the midterms with votes? Like instead of an X Wing? Symbolism?
— Tess Fowler (@TessFowler) November 3, 2018
This Tuesday, please vote.
— Erica Schultz (@EricaSchultz42) November 4, 2018
be gay vote hard
— Magdalene Visaggio (@MagsVisaggs) November 3, 2018
Your vote matters young people. It’s your chance now to change the world. Keep it coming! https://t.co/QRz0119sMB
— Adam Glass (@AdamGlass44) November 2, 2018
Are you a US citizen between the ages of 18 and 35? You are the demographic least likely to vote. We need your voices. Please vote by November 6. pic.twitter.com/arRdVltZ90
— G. is back at work (@GWillowWilson) October 26, 2018
I would rather stand with former Republicans making the mature choice to put country over party than any progressive who votes third party,or refuses to vote,because a candidate is not perfect enough. Ultimately, I’d like us ALL to stand together as Americans against actual evil. https://t.co/2NPvlYohJR
— Vote like your life depends on it because it does (@amandadeibert) November 2, 2018
Dear America: even more than usual , the way you vote really, really matters to both you and the rest of the world. Please vote, and vote Democrat. Even if they're the best worst choice, they're not going to empower Trump and his far right agenda.
— Bevis Musson (@bevismusson) November 5, 2018
Some are not so sure if you should…
Yeah, just vote without an informed POV. Never hurt anyone. Figure it out later….easy. pic.twitter.com/3CFVmUrNf9
— ＭＡＬＩＮ (@JonMalin) October 27, 2018
Some want people to be nice to people wanting you to vote.
BE NICE when you get those texts reminding you to vote. There’s a real person behind every text and they’re volunteering their time to make the world better.
— VOTE NOV 6 says MATT MINER (@MattMinerXVX) November 2, 2018
Some are just happy to vote.
Actually super-excited to vote. What have you done to me, world?
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) November 3, 2018
And some are looking out for what happens afterwards.
Vote. This might be our last chance.
— Magdalene Visaggio (@MagsVisaggs) November 2, 2018
We’re going to absolutely massacre those people after the midterms. Jesus https://t.co/ZgzpGdWlDJ
— Sarah Horrocks (@mercurialblonde) November 2, 2018
Whenever I’m feeling defeated by life I remind myself that I own a hot tub.
— Mark Russell (@Manruss) November 3, 2018
My greatest concern is that the Dems are just too sure of themselves, too certain that the House is going to “flip”. That kind of confidence could end up encouraging a lot of people NOT to vote, since they “don’t need to.” Tuesday may not bring the good news we’re hoping for.
— John Byrne Says… (@JohnByrneSays) November 3, 2018
But whatever happens, it happens tomorrow.