Yes they did….
No wonder Donald Trump stood in front the camera’s for a hour and half yesterday trying to divert attention from the Democratic gains that came despite his campaigning….
It appears that when the counting is done the Democrats may have rode a blue ‘wave’ after all in the House where they are now expected to have picked up to35 seats…..
In the Senate?
Things that looked like they where Republican wins election night may NOT stay that way….
Arizona, Florida and Mississippi US Senate races are NOT done despite media reports of the Republicans claiming victory….
They also made gains in Governor races….(Georgia is now up some close examination)
It appears that Democrats are on their way to netting more than 35 House seats — a bigger pickup than the some 30 seats the party gained in the 2006 midterms and the most for them since the post-Watergate 1974 midterms.
On Wednesday, we wrote that what happened on election night was more of a realignment than a wave, and we were talking about the urban/suburban Dem pickups versus the GOP’s Senate pickups in rural/red areas.
But make no mistake: House Democrats had a very big night on Tuesday…..
Two days after Election Day, three Senate races and 14 House races remain unresolved. A runoff later this month will determine the winner of the Senate race in Mississippi.
House Democrats have already passed the threshold for a majority by winning 225 seats so far, wresting control of a chamber they haven’t held since 2010. Based on current projections, they could obtain as many as 234 seats — good for a 33-seat majority — though it is more likely they’ll land somewhere around 228 seats for a still-significant 21-seat margin.
In the Senate, the GOP not only held the line, but managed to flip Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, each states that President Donald Trump won by double digits in 2016…..
Against GOP gerrymander efforts?
Democrats made significant House grab backs….
There was NO ‘Red wave’….