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No “blue wave”, but the half-time decline of the Democrats is sinking

Rep. -Val Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Listens during a press conference with Progressive Caucus members in Washington, Monday, November 12, 2018.…

NEW YORK (AP) – No, it was not a blue wave. But one week after the vote, the Democrats are riding higher than they believed in the election night.

As voting pressure is pushing in several states, Democrats have continually criticized victories across the country and strengthened their grip on the US House of Representatives and State Houses. The slow wine roll has given the party a good time to celebrate.

President Donald Trump was quick to claim victory for his party on the night of election. But the Democrats, who met the political rock bottom just two years ago, have now picked up at least 32 seats in the Chamber – leading for another four – in addition to putting back 7 state administrations and 8 state legislators. They are on track to lose maybe two seats in the Senate in a year, both parties predicted more.

In fact, the overall results of the first nationwide election of the Trump presidency represent the Democratic Party’s best middle prize since Watergate. [19659019] “During the past week, we have moved from relief to winning House to delight in a real wave of various progressive and inspirational democrats who win offices,” said Ben Wikler, Washington’s head of the Liberal Movement Group.

The blue shift changes the band of Trumps for the next two years in the White House, which breaks up the Republican monopoly in Washington. It also gives Democrats stronger football in key states before the next presidential election and in the rewriting of congressional districts – a complicated process dominated by GOP, which has drawn favorable boundaries for its candidates.

Trump and his allies discounted the democratic wars on Monday and pointed to GOP successes in Republican leaning states.

“Thanks to the grassroots support for @realDonaldTrump and our party’s field play, we were able to #DefyHistory and win the Senate!” The President of the Republican National Committee Ronna Romney McDaniel tweeted and quoted Senate wins in Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee, among others.

In fact, only once in the last three decades, a seated president had added senate seats in his first half-time election. But lost in McDaniel’s assessment, the difficult 2018 Senate’s landscape was for Democrats, who defended 10 seats in the States of Trump just two years ago.

Says the President of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez:

“I believe in fact. The fact is that the Democratic Party had a historic night on the voting box – and we do not rest,” Perez said in an interview: “Our goal was to compete everywhere, expanding and transforming voters everywhere – and that’s precisely what we did. “

Democrats found success by attracting support from women, minorities and college educated voters. In summary, 50 percent of white college educated voters and 56 percent of women democrats nationwide supported, according to AP VoteCast, a comprehensive survey of voters.

Democrats presented historical diversity on the vote.

Their winning class includes Massachusetts’s first African American female member of Congress, Ayanna Presley and Michigan Rashida Talib and Ilhan Omar, the first two Muslim women to serve at the congress alongside Kansas Sharice Davids, the first lesbian Indian.

They also won by running candidates with military backgrounds that openly embraced gun ownership, such as Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb and Maine Jared Golden, who are prepared to win their competition due to the state’s voting system.

Democrats needed to get 23 seats to seize the majority in parliament. When all votes count, which may take weeks in some cases, absenteeism and preliminary voting are occupied, they could win close to 40.

Democrats have not lost a single house so far present. But they defeated Republican goals as Reps. Mike Coffman in Colorado, Barbara Comstock in Virginia, Carlos Curbelo in Florida and Dana Rohrabacher in California.

They could win as many as 19 House races in a district transported by Trump two years ago, according to House Democrats’ combat weapon.

Ten house races were too close for the AP to call from Monday night.

Much Senate Landscape was Determined Early, Although Contests in Arizona, Florida and Mississippi Exceptional

While it was remarkable state-owned democratic losses in Iowa and Ohio, the party turned ruler leadership in seven states: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Kansas , New Mexico and Maine.

Republicans now control 25 states nationwide compared with 23 for Democrats. High-profile competitions in Florida and Georgia are still outstanding, although Republicans have narrow leaders in both states.

May be overshadowed by the higher-profile parliamentary elections, the democratic gains of state legislators could prove to be profoundly.

Overall, the state legislators in eight states twisted this half-term, including the Washington State Senate 2017. The others include the state senators in Maine, Colorado, New York, New Hampshire and Connecticut, in addition to the state-owned government in New Hampshire and Minnesota. 19659019] With hundreds of races still too close to call, Democrats have received at least 370 state legislators nationwide, according to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. The downloads include surprises in West Virginia, where Democrats beat by GOP the majority of senior nominees in the House and the Senate majority leader.

“We have chosen a new generation of inspiring leaders and we know that a new era of democratic dominance is on the horizon,” says Jessica Post, Executive Committee of the Committee.

Still, Republicans will control the majority of state legislators, governors, the US Senate and the White House. And even before the new democrats take on their mission, attention has begun to shift to 2020.

Many Democrats have not yet shaken away the standing losses in 2016. Democrats are public and private to take the opportunity to take down Trump for two years.

“This is a step in a two-step process to correct the ship,” Guy Cecil, chairman of the pro-democrat’s super PAC Priorities USA, said about the midterms. “Democrats have every reason to be optimistic.”

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