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[–] KnightsofHubris 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

It was a blue wave. The entire Senate was not up for re-election just the House was and the majority of incumbent senators on the ballots were Democrats meaning they were defending way more seats, 21 seats to only 9 Republican seats. It was an unfavorable map for Democrats in the Senate. In 2020 More Republicans will be up for reelection that Democrats, so the Republicans will be defending.

In the House it was definitely a wave. The Democrats flipped more since than any election since Watergate. This is despite the fact that after 2010, the districts were gerrymandered to tilt Republican.

Orange County, California, home to Ronald Reagan has no Republican members of Congress.

The Democrats total votes are coming close to what Trump got in 2016. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsTOHUfXoAAOSVF?format=jpg&name=900x900

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[–] DamnLiquor 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yea R's getting their ass kicked bigtime.

That's why the Wall is getting built, RINOs gone

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[–] Q_Watch 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

OK,but there is still hope. Are the new Dem Representatives in Congress yet? There is some time left to rectify the situation after the election fraud has been dealt with.

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[–] Jimipickle 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

We have til mid January, keep popcorn ready...Godspeed

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[–] 1scm 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sit tight. Mid terms are not over. They are only beginning post 11/21.

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[–] summerwind_US 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

In all fairness, yes, Illinois gov. flipped back to Dem, but with Speaker of the House Madigan, the Rep gov didn't have a chance. And Madigan's daughter was the Atty Gen. (I think... not a polfag. I may have the titles wrong, but the outcome was the same. Rauner didn't stand a chance.)

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[–] SharkShack 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Rauner did himself no favors by implementing liberal policies after taking office. He pissed off his constituents and most couldn't even hold their nose and vote for him.

His four years as Governor was really just a stay of execution for IL. The state's demise will accelerate under Pritzker and Madigan.

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[–] summerwind_US ago 

Thank you. Honestly, I didn't follow state politics much, wasn't worth it with so much going on nationwide. Do have to wonder, tho, how much he was forced into. And totally agree with your last paragraph. We really need to get Madigan out. Thankful that at least I live in a Republican county. Only one Dem on ballot for several county offices.

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[–] zapbrannigan1 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That's true, and it's a problem.

However, Republicans had made historic gains at the state level during Obama's eight years in the White House. By "historic", I mean they controlled more state governor's mansions than at any time since 1920's. That was bound to change.

I agree that this presents a real impediment to future Republican successes due to redistricting, but I just don't think it was realistic to expect the GOP to retain its stranglehold forever.

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[–] Stopmotionhistory 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

Nothing will be done.

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[–] TSE ago 

The R's knew which is the important battle to fight - the Senate - and they won. Local elections are local, about local issues, so blame the locals. It is always surprising to me how people vote for the party instead the best candidate, especially in local elections. Then when the candidate wins and runs the local area into the ground they are surprised. Look at Orange County in California, or San Francisco. Both shitholes now with homeless people, poop on the street, needles abound, and yet locals voted party line. Insanity!!

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[–] Qd4Action 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And don't forget about those who then leave for a more conservative area once their previous city or county is turned into a shithole and promptly begin to turn their new home into a shithole by voting liberal or establishment.

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