Heading into election night, the only question on the minds of the so-called “experts” was how big a landslide Joe Biden and the Democrats would win by.
But as the results poured in everyone was stunned.
And Joe Biden got hit with some bad news as America began counting votes.
The morning after the election, it was clear that all the “experts” and their predictions of a Democrat-run Washington went up in flames.
Not only were races in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin too close to call, leaving who would become President in doubt, but the outcome was obvious in congressional races – and Democrats faceplanted big time.
Republicans appeared to keep control of the United States Senate as Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa won her race, and North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis and Maine RINO Susan Collins led their respective challengers.
POLITICO whined that election night was an abject disaster for Democrats in the Senate reporting:
DEMOCRATS TOLD US in the weeks and months leading up to Election Day that they were on track to win the majority in the Senate, and they don’t appear poised to do that. Donors gave $90 million to lose to Senate Majority Leader MITCH MCCONNELL, $108 million to lose to Sen. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-S.C.) and $24 million to lose to Sen. JOHN CORNYN (R-Texas). GOP Sen. STEVE DAINES won in Montana. GOP Sen. THOM TILLIS is up in North Carolina. GOP Sen. DAVID PERDUE is above 50% in Georgia, at the moment. Sen. SUSAN COLLINS is narrowly ahead in Maine — despite Democrat SARA GIDEON raising $69 million. Iowa Sen. JONI ERNST won her bid for a second term. Andrew Desiderio and James Arkin on the state of play in the Senate.
The news was even worse for Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Democrats walked in to election night expecting to gain upwards of 20 seats.
Instead, the Republicans flipped double digit seats and will hold over 200 seats in the House of Representatives.
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS TOLD US that Dems would win a dozen seats in the House, and knock off a whole host of Republican incumbents, and that was completely wrong. Instead, Republicans — powered by the NRCC and CLF — beat a bunch of Democratic incumbents. The GOP added women to their ranks. They beat Minnesota Rep. COLLIN PETERSON after a few decades of trying. Republicans beat two Democratic incumbents in the Miami area — DEBBIE MUCARSEL-POWELL and DONNA SHALALA. NANCY MACE beat Rep. JOE CUNNINGHAM in South Carolina. Democratic Rep. MAX ROSE appears to be done in Staten Island. Democratic Reps. XOCHITL TORRES SMALL of New Mexico and KENDRA HORN of Oklahoma both have lost.
INSTEAD OF SITTING SOMEWHERE in the 180s, Republicans have north of 200 House seats, making themselves an extremely powerful minority no matter who wins the White House.
Even if Democrats scrounge up enough votes to tip the races in the Midwest battlegrounds, Republicans will block all of his socialist agenda because they hold the majority in the Senate and enough seats in the House to prevent the Democrats from ramming un-American schemes such as court-packing and eliminating the filibuster through Congress.
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