This isn’t really that important or groundbreaking news – everybody aside from a few MAGApedes and opposing Communists with brain waves equal to earthworms believed that the Democrats would retake the House, but would probably fail to retake the Senate due to the way races were structured in this election cycle.
What should be taken from this can be demonstrated in the fact that races like Florida and Texas literally came down to the wire – the demographic tide continues to come ashore slowly but steadily in a way that cannot be stopped by the means adopted by the corrupt Washington establishment (including President Trump).
Democrats are likely to reclaim the House majority, NBC News estimated Tuesday night.
The party had a 65 percent chance of winning control of the House, according to the estimate, taking as many as 31 seats — well over the 23 needed for the majority — for a total of 224.
The call came with Democrats positioned to claim victory in a handful of bellwether congressional races, as polls began closing in some parts of the eastern U.S.
In Virginia, NBC News projected that incumbent GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock would lose her House seat in the state’s 10th Congressional District to Democrat Jennifer Wexton. The race, in a suburban northern Virginia district Hillary Clinton won by 10 percentage points in 2016, had been regarded by many observers as critical to Republican hopes of maintaining control of the lower chamber.
And in Florida, Democrat Donna Shalala, former Health and Human Services secretary under President Bill Clinton, was projected to win Florida’s 27th Congressional District. The Miami seat had been held by retiring GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who had represented the area since 1989.
But Republicans appeared to hold on in some closely-fought contests, such as Virginia’s 5th Congressional District: the seat, which had been held by GOP Rep. Tom Garrett, was projected to go to Republican Denver Riggleman over Democrat Leslie Cockburn.
If Democrats win the House, they could block many of Trump’s remaining priorities such further efforts to repeal Obamacare, more tax cuts and significant funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Holding the majority would also allow Democrats to conduct investigations of the Trump administration, looking further into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
So at the very least, expect a whole lot of nothing except gridlock as we move towards the 2020 Presidential Election.
The Democratic House and Republican Senate will trade jabs and blustering rhetoric, while all the while ground will continue to be ceded to the hordes.