Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 05, 2018

Election Day is nearly here, and Americans will soon be casting the final ballots of the 2018 election cycle. Wild predictions of a blue wave in the House have calmed to more tempered forecasts of a GOP loss in line with historical averages. Some even say Republicans could maintain control of the lower chamber. (The Senate appears to be out of reach for Democrats.)

This possibility of a split legislative branch -- with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate -- appears to be a likely outcome, but the odds of a Republican-held Congress has become more likely as election day approaches. RCP's state-by-state analysis showed a path giving Democrats a pickup of 22 seats -- one shy of what they need to reclaim the majority. RCP says this is not the most likely scenario, but one that is entirely plausible, giving the GOP a slight majority in the lower chamber.

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Dems are going to need to flip 16 out of 39 shown in todays map to gain control. Since most of those are GOP seats, it looks likely that we will have split chambers, but it is my no means guaranteed.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-05 12:41 PM | Reply

"Wild predictions of a blue wave in the House have calmed"

Back to un-calmed after the polls today. Nate Silver just upped Democrat chances up taking the house. It's the best reason I can think of for Scott Walker activating the National Guard.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-05 12:45 PM | Reply

Jake Tapper @jaketapper

What House races to watch tomorrow night to see if there's a blue wave or red wall? GOPers I know say:

6 pm ET KY: Barr v McGrath

7 pm VA: Taylor v Luria; Brat v Spanberger; Comstock v Wexton;

9 pm NY: Faso v Delgado; Tenney v Brindisi

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 12:57 PM | Reply

It's going to come down to turnout:

Nate Cohn @Nate_Cohn

Tenney (R, inc) has led in our poll of this Trump+16 district basically the whole time, but it's now even as we hit 420

New York 19, final. Delgado 43 (D), Faso 42 (R, inc)
Not a district the GOP can afford to give away. 7% support various minor candidates.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 01:03 PM | Reply

Who could possibly be 0.5 of a person? Whoever published this "poll" must be some type of ConfederateNeoNaziRacist.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-05 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Half the man I used to be.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-05 10:57 PM | Reply

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