Democrats won the popular vote by over 4 million votes
Most of the contested seats were held by Democrats. They got 12 million more votes.
For anyone who doubted the post-Labor Day consolidation of the Trump base: Dems didn't flip a single GOP House seat where Trump broke 55% of the vote.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 7, 2018
Democrats faced big structural disadvantages, unlike any in recent memory. Take those into account, and 2018 looks like a wave election. https://t.co/CTATN1qdEF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 7, 2018
Per Florida's constitution, measure restoring voting rights to people who complete sentences for felonies will be effective January 8, 2019 https://t.co/YXlVMayZbA
— Sam Levine (@srl) November 7, 2018
Another big victory for voting rights: voting rights lawyer Anita Earls elected to NC Supreme Court. She successfully challenged NC voting restrictions court struck down for targeting black voters "with almost surgical precision"
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 7, 2018
This is holding up:
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher just unseated Rep. John Culberson
Colin Allred unseated Rep. Pete Sessions
And Democrats are doing well in the competitive Texas state Senate seats. https://t.co/Uf2G0MDCOf
— Tara Golshan (@taragolshan) November 7, 2018
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 7, 2018
By the time we know the winners in some of these races, someone will have declared and then dropped out of the 2020 campaign. https://t.co/NvYvlbM7gC
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) November 7, 2018
Think about this: two Republicans indicted on serious criminal charges reelected. One convicted of assaulting a reporter, praised by Trump for doing so, reelected. Overt racist Steve King reelected. Overt racist Ron DeSantis elected as FL governor. Overt racist Brian Kemp leading
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) November 7, 2018
With the midterms over and a return to divided government in January, a few thoughts on the implications for foreign policy and national security:
— Richard Fontaine (@RHFontaine) November 7, 2018
Ohio’s Franklin County Board debunked a viral tweet falsely claiming voter fraud happened in their district. The platform has yet to take it down. https://t.co/92btJ7lbje
— PEN America (@PENamerican) November 7, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 7, 2018
Ballot initiatives passed in a half-dozen states to make it easier to vote and crack down on gerrymandering. https://t.co/aYpnkP2bvl
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) November 7, 2018
Trump's political rise was so stunning that the media is scared to say about him what we would say about any other president polling this badly, and who lost the House, amidst this economy.
He's failing politically. He's an anchor on his party. https://t.co/GXWJxsFw1O
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 7, 2018
Georgia Secretary of State @BrianKempGA may not only have voter-purged his way into a lead and possibly the governor’s mansion. He also openly stated to his supporters that he needed fewer Georgians to vote. Don’t forget that. https://t.co/FHtnVBjkCL
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 7, 2018
Having learned that 76% of white women voted for Kemp over Stacey Abrams, I am looking for a new demographic to join.
— Barbara Ehrenreich (@B_Ehrenreich) November 7, 2018
Asians are more heavily Democratic than Latinos. https://t.co/dpFIMy0Mj5
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 7, 2018
This is basically the consensus view of the left of Democratic political acvitiat class. https://t.co/as6fBrd6Mf
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 7, 2018
The QAnon crowd has been really shaken up by Dems taking the House. Lots of disillusionment on their forums, accusations that Q is, in fact, totally made up.
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) November 7, 2018
This map is an exact match of the 2012 presidential election in 49 states (except for Ohio), which would seem to put a bit of a dent into the "2016/2018 is a realignment" story making the rounds. We are in an era of historic geographic electoral stability.https://t.co/ki0VJODP7o
— David A. Hopkins (@DaveAHopkins) November 7, 2018
Democrats have an extremely serious rural voter problem. https://t.co/aCd93yog82
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 7, 2018