Most where Democrats…
And because of this?
Democrats gained 41 House seats in Congress….
With Donald Trump in the White House and him and Republican’s pursuing the same policies as they where 6 months ago?
The same Democratic ‘Wave’ could continue….
The highest-turnout midterm election in more than a century was driven by a surge of voters who ordinarily sit out those contests and who disproportionately favor Democratic candidates.
While turnout was up across the board, it rose most dramatically among groups that did not participate very much in the 2014 midterm elections — to the benefit of Democrats, who took back the House majority.
The new U.S. Census Bureau report shows 53.4 percent of Americans cast ballots in the midterm elections, the highest level of participation since 1914 — an election held before women won the right to vote.
More than a third of those between the ages of 18 and 29 cast a ballot, up from just one in five four years ago. More than half of African American voters cast a ballot, up 10 points, and Hispanic and Asian American turnout rose by 13 percentage points.
“Whenever you see a higher turnout election, everyone’s turnout increases, but usually what you see is groups that have lower turnout rates have relatively higher increases than groups that already participate at high levels,” said Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida who studies voter turnout.
Indeed, turnout rose among groups that have become President Trump’s core constituencies: Participation among those who have not received a high school diploma increased by 5 percentage points, and more than half of rural Americans showed up to vote, a nearly 8 percentage point increase.
But they were swamped by voters in big cities, whose turnout rose by 13 points, and those who have attained advanced degrees, up 12 points. Nearly three quarters of voters with an advanced degree, and almost two-thirds of those with a college degree, cast a ballot.
“Turnout increased much more in the segments most opposed to Trump — young adults, women, the more educated, and central city residents. Turnout increased the least in the segments most supportive of Trump — men, older adults, the less educated, and non-metro residents,” said Cheryl Russell, a demographer who authors the Demo Memo blog.
So many nonwhite voters turned out that the electorate was likely more diverse than even the 2016 presidential contest, McDonald said.
“In a lower turnout midterm election we usually see the electorate get whiter,” he said….
I have Sid here many times….
Donald Trump and Republican may try….
But they CANNOT stop 21st American changes….
Even with voter illegal voter suppression efforts….