Special Report

Wisconsin Election 2022

Closing the gap: Democratic shortcomings in the 2022 election

Nov. 6, 2022 – Kenosha, Wisconsin : Democratic Senate Candidate Mandela Barnes delivers a speech to Wisconsin voters on Sunday Night in Kenosha. Photo by Tatiana Ramirez.

As the votes come in for the 2022 election, results show that Republicans didn’t have the red wave that they predicted. But with the races closer than expected, democrats are left to wonder where they could’ve closed the gap. We visited a local barber shop in Racine Wisconsin in the days preceding the election, to hear their take on the political situation.

This piece was produced by Ana Altchek and Sabrina Salovitz for NYU Pavement Pieces