Las Vegas Sun

July 23, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Pendulum will now swing left

What can anyone make of the surprise win by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the district that runs through Queens and the Bronx in New York? She beat 10-term Congressman Joseph Crowley.

Is it because Crowley did not put much effort in taking Ocasio-Cortez seriously? I don’t think so. This win is about the shifting demographics in the district, Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist message and the anxieties many are feeling in the Trump era.

Across the country, many surprise wins will continue to come out of an awakening that the spirit of democracy is under a threat by the current White House occupant.