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By Pete Riehm
Guest Writer 

Divided nation renders split a decision

 

November 15, 2018



The president’s party historically loses an average 25 House seats in midterm elections. Republicans lost about 30 plus House seats and counting, but gained seats in the Senate. Despite constant hype that the electorate would rise up to repudiate Trump almost since he was elected two years ago, it was not really a blue wave, but Democrats did beat the average to regain the House.

Did the split decision expose a bit of schizophrenia in the electorate? How was it that House races across the country were trending to Democrats while Senate races were simultaneously trending to Republicans?...



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