Pick any election truism, and 2021's elections earlier this month may have killed it.
Making voting easy is a death sentence for the Republican Party? Nope.
Mail voting is a slam-dunk for Democrats? Not so fast.
The American voting system is in the middle of a seismic shift, as state legislators propose and pass a flurry of laws restricting and expanding voting, and candidates navigate an electorate where a sizable portion of voters think the whole process is rigged.
Last week's elections gave us our first insights into this new playing field in 2022 and beyond.