We shouldn't forget how the Republicans took over so many states. It was really quite simple for Them. They put all their eggs into the state basket, told their lies and won the elections. At the same time the Democrats were busy winning federal elections the Republicans were busily taking over states and gerrymandering the hell out of them. Then, suddenly, the dems realized what had happened, after the fact, and are now working to take back what they once had and its a battle all the way because they also allowed the lies to permeate all media to the point where people learned how the new reality was now their reality irregardless of common sense, personal interest, truth or even science.
I must get 20 emails a day from various groups on the left trying to scare me into giving them money even though they have yet to actually explain what, exactly their plans are, what their goals are, what they believe in, etc. They are, as far as I can tell dedicated to ignoring any and all claims from the right, selling causes instead of a life view, beliefs, etc. The right, on the other hand, are experts in ignoring any basics and moving right on to hot buttons to push with lies and a lot of money. (most of which the dems nobly try to ignore).