• Democrats Had a Better Election Night Than It First Appeared

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    The “blue wave” took a little longer to crest than usual, but after several days of vote counting it looks like Democrats beat the historical average for the midterm elections.
    With more races called since Election Night, Democrats have netted 30 seats in the House and are leading in five others.
    On average, the midterms mean the White House, on average in all 25 non-presidential cycles in the last century, loses 29 allies in the House. It appears House Democrats are just past that benchmark, outpacing the gains of at least 12 other midterm election cycles since 1918.
    Typically, the party...
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