EXCERPT: As 2020 falls behind us, it’s critical to reflect on the lessons we can take away for 2022. The unprecedented election is still offering important lessons, and we should avoid some common misperceptions which have emerged so far.

As Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County and a Democratic National Committee member, I aim to bring both local and national perspectives to the table. One key lesson learned: from local offices to the Oval Office, Democrats made gains heading into 2021.

This year, voters participated in massive numbers. Orange County saw 87% of voters cast ballots this year — our highest turnout since 1960.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won Orange County, further building on Hillary Clinton’s strong showing here in 2016, when she broke the mold to be the first Democratic Presidential candidate to win Orange County in decades.

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