- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The complete list of winners and losers from the Nov. 3 elections is lengthy. The District of Columbia, though, is a unique fishbowl. Not only because it is the nation’s capital, but because its hybrid status allows RINOs, DINOs, Libbies, Greenies and Shadows to game the democratic system.

Women candidates latched on and, if Tuesday’s elections results run the current course, will control the political, cultural and socio-economic strings.

I hope it’s not change for the sake of change.

Here’s what happened.

D.C. home rule and election laws mandate that winners in D.C. Council races must go to the two highest vote-getters who must not be in the same party. So, in order to beat the system (read: game the system), Democrats register as “independents.”

Republicans, meanwhile, get a fellow GOPer to run in local races only because they must do so to sustain their active-party status. The Republicans had an at-large council candidate and a “Senate” candidate on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Still, it’s questionable whether the party is really and truly active. According to a check of the party’s website Wednesday afternoon, the most recent news was dated June 27, and that newsworthy bit condemned rioting and looting during the summer protests. Tsk, tsk.

The Libertarian and Statehood Green parties ran candidates for seats, too. Gotta stay active.

As for the “Senate” seat, know this: The District holds no seat in the U.S. Senate, and the District’s sole member of the U.S. House is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.

The races for the U.S. House and Senate seats are pretend — honoring nothing more than the District’s hope that it will become a state.

The winners of that race are called “shadows,” while the participants in the entire farce are called losers.

The D.C. election news is that women are in control of City Hall, a change that is a longtime coming.

But here’s the catch: If it’s change for the sake of gender change, the change merely means the city’s blue streak of progressive and liberal ways of victimization will remain the same.

Here again, in other words, change was in the air, but only to prop up Joe Biden and take down Donald Trump. And in the city’s general elections, candidates played along by ensuring the District dished its three Electoral College votes to the Democratic contender.

Perhaps it was past time to get the foxes out of the hen house. However, it’s also past time to revisit home rule.

That would be a surefire change. A radical change. A real change.

Deborah Simmons can be contacted at dsimmons@washingtontimes.com.

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