Just two days before this year’s election, when it was clear there would be a Republican wave, the New York Times ran an op-ed that called for the abolition of midterm elections.
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Written by a college professor and one of his students, the piece was couched as being in favor of democracy because midterms have notoriously low voter turnout. But the real reason the pair opposed midterms is because Republicans had done well in 2010 and were poised to do better in 2014.