The American carnage message from the working class is still unheard

I was ready for massive Democratic turnout for the midterm elections on Tuesday. But I was surprised how massive the Republican turnout was in response.

The Republicans who flooded to the polls weren't college-educated suburbanites. Those people voted for Democrats this year. They weren't tax-cut fanatics. Half of the Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee either left Congress, ran for other offices or were defeated. They weren't even small-government Republicans.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2018, with the headline 'The American carnage message from the working class is still unheard'. Print Edition | Subscribe