[Vision2020] Newsweek 11-21-18: Midterm Election: Republicans Suffer Worst House Defeat in U.S. History in Popular Vote

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 21:48:26 PST 2018

Some have claimed the 2018 midterm elections did not reveal the democratic
wave some predicted.

However, this article copied below if true suggests more of a democratic
wave did happen:
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett


Midterm Election Results Saw Republicans Suffer Worst House Defeat in U.S.
History Based on Popular Vote

By *Greg Price* <https://www.newsweek.com/authors/greg-price> On 11/21/18

Despite President Donald Trump’s claim of a tremendous victory in this
month’s midterm elections, Democrats pulled off the biggest midterm victory
in the country’s history by claiming 8.8 million more votes than
Republicans in House races, according to popular vote results from the Cook
Political Report.

Democrats earned over 59.2 million votes in House contests and Republicans
50.3 million votes as the former flipped 38 House seats around the country,
Cook Political Report editor Dave Wasserman said. The difference proved to
be the biggest popular vote difference for either party in the country’s

Republicans earned 45.2 percent of the overall vote in House races and
Democrats 53.1 percent.

“Dems' national lead in raw House votes - now 8.8 million - just broke the
record for largest for either party in the history of midterm elections
(previous record was 8.7 million set by Dems in 1974)” Wasserman tweeted.

The 1974 midterm elections came roughly three months after late Republican
President Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal. Democrats took
over 49 seats in the House and four in the Senate that year.

Trump claimed a massive “red wave” would head to the polls to counteract
the so-called “blue wave” of Democrats in opposition to his first two years
office. Instead, Democrats have earned at least a 233 to 199-seat majority
in the House with three races still undecided.

Notably, Democrats made significant gains in typical Republican-stronghold
districts in California, New Jersey, Utah and others around the country as
the president made the elections a referendum on his divisive first two
years in office.

Democrats also picked up seven governor’s mansions and stymied Republican
hopes of deepening their hold on the Senate. Republicans did flip Florida,
Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota’s Senate seats, but also lost seats in
Nevada and Arizona.

The president is all too familiar with losing the popular vote. Trump
defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton and claimed the White House with a
306-232 victory in the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote by over
2.8 million votes.

Trump has made unfounded assertions that illegal voters contributed to his
popular vote loss in 2016 and that of Republicans in this year’s midterms.
Last week, the president cited illicit voting as the reason for Republican
losses but did not offer any proof.

“The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal
votes,” Trump said in an interview with The Daily Caller
“When people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go
around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat,
put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything.
It’s really a disgrace what’s going on.”
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