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    Republicans Score Big Gains in House, Pelosi Barely Hanging On

    Republicans Score Big Gains in House, Pelosi Barely Hanging On

    What ‘blue wave’?
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    Democrats expected and eagerly anticipated a “blue wave” that would sweep them into power in the White House, House, Senate, and state legislatures.  It didn’t happen, not by a long shot.

    In fact, not only did they do poorly across the board, but, as a Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee spokeswoman astutely noted, President Trump acted not as the Democrat-expected “anchor” but as a “buoy” for Republican legislative candidates.

    That Democrats vastly misjudged the appeal of their radical agenda is crystal clear (to everyone except AOC), and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in the House races.  Nancy Pelosi truly expected her party to pick up seats, yet it appears it’s the Republicans who are on track to accomplish the 10-15 seat gains the Democrats expected in their column.

    Despite AOC’s declaration that Democrats lost the House, they have so far managed to win 219 seats (218 are needed for the majority).

    Via AP:

    Powerline notes that Republicans have flipped 12 House seats: “RealClearPolitics notes that Republicans have picked up a net of 9 House seats. RCP projects that Republicans will pick up a net 10-13 seats when the counting is done.”

    Of the House races yet to be called as of Friday, Republicans are leading in 11 of the 14 races.

    Newsweek reports:

    Republicans are leading Democrats in 11 of the 14 House races that have yet to be called, with progressive groups urging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to change course if she wants to avoid another disappointing election.

    Democrats will still hold the majority in the House of Representatives when the final votes are counted—and they’ve already won control of the chamber with 219 seats—but the party’s numbers will be reduced from the 232 seats currently held.

    GOP candidates lead their Democratic opponents in all but three outstanding races. These are New Jersey’s 7th district, New York’s 18th district and New York’s 19th district. All three are held by sitting Democratic congressmen.

    Five serving Democratic representatives are currently behind their Republican opponents, according to the New York Times.

    Those representatives are Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Tom Suozzi (NY-3), Max Rose (NY-11), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) and Ben McAdams (UT-4).

    Pelosi will have her hands full with a much more narrow majority and an emboldened left flank demanding radical policies Americans rejected.

    Pelosi can’t afford to lose many votes, including the bloc represented by the socialist “Squad.”

    Meanwhile, an anti-socialist Republican “Squad” is forming.


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    LookoutABear | November 16, 2020 at 8:43 am

    I’m disappointed in the results. After spending the year talking defund the police. Defending “Peaceful” looting and arson, and stunning lockdown hypocrisy. The Dems should have lost a lot more seats

      buck61 in reply to LookoutABear. | November 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      There are so few districts that are competitive in any given year, the districts are drawn to keep them from being competitive.
      There are still districts where the incumbent has no challenger ( both sides of the aisle).

    This goes a long way to explain why the down ballot was so weak for the Dems:

    “We’ve identified,” she added, “at least 450,000 ballots in the key states that miraculously only have a mark for Joe Biden on them and no other candidate.”

    So hundreds of thousands of Democrats and ONLY Democrats cast ballots to vote exclusively for SloJoe. Nothing else on the ballot was worth their consideration. Smell test please?

      Milhouse in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 17, 2020 at 12:04 am

      NOT “only Democrats”. Tens of thousands of Trump voters did the same. And yes, that happens every presidential election.

        Barry in reply to Milhouse. | November 17, 2020 at 10:46 am


        Give us the numbers. You don’t want to do that because it would show the fraud that occurs with the democrats, massive fraud.

        Most of those biden ballots were not legally cast votes, they were just one part of the fraud.

    Frank Hammond | November 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Illinois 6th and 14th Districts were stolen by the Dems – need a re-count.

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