That's the largest total victory in a midterm House election since Democrats defeated Republicans by more than 8.7 million votes in 1974, just months after President Richard Nixon resigned from office in disgrace.And the number is continuing to inch up.
As of noon on Wednesday, Democratic House candidates won 58,990,609 votes while their Republican counterparts pulled in 50,304,975. That means that, so far, Democrats won 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans earned 45.2 percent.
Democrats currently hold a 234 to 199 edge over Republicans in the incoming House, which will start in January, according to NBC News. NBC News has yet to call two races — Georgia's 7th Congressional District and Utah's 4th Congressional District.
So far, Democrats have a net gain of nearly 40 House seats.
NBC. November 21, 2018
November 22, 2018
Post Script. 8.9 million vote margin! You did this. We did this. The Democrats have a mandate to do the People's work! #BlueWave2018
Today is Thanksgiving. 🙏 Yes, the House! Where Speaker Pelosi will soon reign, and Jerry Nadler will oversee the Judiciary; Maxine Waters, Financial Services; Adam Schiff, Intelligence; Elijah Cummings, Oversight; Richard Neal, Ways and Means.
Much to be thankful for. 🎈🍂🤗#Midterms2018 #Democracy2018