A number of noteworthy things did not happen on Election Day 2022. Everyone knows the red wave didn’t happen. But that isn’t all that didn’t happen.
The chaos at the polls that was going to be caused by the presence of citizen poll watchers did not happen. Despite being hysterically predicted (hoped for?) over the past 18 months by reporters who wrote the same story with some version of the same headline again and again and again — “Election Officials Brace For Throngs of Poll Watchers, Fearing Disruption and Chaos” — or some variation on that theme.