The United States Midterms
With the Midterms now almost over, let’s discuss the possible implications and what you thought of the overall outcome, and what is to actually come.
Before the US Midterms, Republicans held 33 of 50 state governorships. During the Midterms democrats flipped seven republican held governor seats in Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wisconsin. The race in Georgia remains too close to call and in Florida, a recount was ordered.
House of Representatives:
Democrats gained 27 seats in the House of Representatives, and are awaiting recounts currently. Republicans successfully flipped two seats.
Democrats gained 1 seat in the Senate and Republicans gained 3.
The House of Representatives now is Democrat controlled while the Senate remains in Republican-controlled.
What was your reaction to the midterms? Was the “blue wave” as large as you thought it would be?
Are there any races you are disappointed in? Or are you still hoping for any results to change with recounts and some races still being too close to call?
What do you feel the impact of the Midterms this year will have on United States politics in general?
Do you have any thoughts on the belief that the House flipping blue this year may have significant implications for gerrymandered districts?