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Not a blue wave. It was a blue tsunami, analysis shows

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The final votes are being counted from the 2018 election. They confirm that the Democrats crushed Republicans. Democrats have picked up a net gain of 40 seats.  This is the largest Democratic House gain since 1974. It's a larger gain than Democrats had in the wave elections of both 1982 and 2006. Another way to judge an election is by how many votes each side wins. Democrats' position in the national House popular vote is now reaching historical proportions. The 2018 large turnout allowed House Democrats to win about 10 million more votes than House Republicans. That's the largest raw vote margin in a House midterm election ever.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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