Like the president, state politicians are playing by new rules and openly trying to undermine critics who threaten their power -- whether they're lawmakers, reporters or voters.
Many predict severe, long-term consequences for the 2020 count and all the programs that rely on it.
Parties learn from losing, not winning. The lesson many progressives have drawn from Democratic defeats in 2016 is that the party needs to more fully embrace liberal policies and candidates.
Women have mobilized in large numbers to run for office before. Women-in-politics advocates want to make sure it's sustainable this time.