Democrats seized control of the House on Tuesday by the Republican Party in a suburban revolt of which saw more than two dozen seats flip by red to blue. however the outcome stopped short of the “blue wave” victory of which many Democrats had been hoping for.
With the Republicans retaining control of the Senate, the mixed verdict reflected the deep divide from the American electorate.
Republicans retained their House seats in blue-collar in addition to rural districts where President Donald Trump’s aggressive talk on immigration played well. however Democrats wrested control of seats by the GOP in suburban districts where college-educated voters rejected Trump’s warnings of a migrant “invasion.”
A record number of women ran for Congress, many of them Democrats. Overall, women voters favored congressional Democratic candidates — with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters in addition to about 20,000 nonvoters — conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago. In suburban areas where key House races were decided, female voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a nearly 10-point margin.
As of Wednesday morning, some 14 races were too close to call, leaving the Democrats holding a 28-seat majority. Democrats have won 222 in addition to the Republicans 199, with winners undetermined in 14 races, according to NBC News.
The road to a House majority ran through a few dozen districts of which included suburban regions of which Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Democrats flipped seats in suburban districts outside of Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago in addition to Denver. Democrats also reclaimed a handful of blue-collar districts carried by both former President Barack Obama in addition to Trump.