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Democrats’ midterm victory had a margin not seen since Watergate

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Election workers examine ballots during a hand recount of votes cast in the US Senate race in Palm Beach County, November 16, 2018 at the Supervisor of Election Warehouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. (AFP photo)

The Democratic Party’s victory in the recent midterms elections had a margin not seen since Watergate in the United States.

Data compiled by NBC News, released Wednesday, demonstrated the biggest midterm victory since the mid-seventies scandal.

Democrats gained a higher number of popular votes even more than the time the party earned 8.7 million more votes than Republicans in 1974, shortly after former President Richard Nixon, a Republican, resigned from the Oval Office.

As more votes roll in in the wake of the November 6 elections, the gap is reportedly widening between the two mainstream parties with the Democrats having gained 53.1 percent of the overall vote in the House races and Republicans 45.2 percent.

The left-wing is in possession of a net gain of almost 40 House seats as they earned a 234 to 199 majority in the incoming House while two seats are yet to be called.

In a major blow to President Trump, Democrats scored a critical victory by flipping the lower chamber of Congress in the November midterms.

A race was also underway among Democrats to win speakership in the House, where California Representative Nancy Pelosi has been the minority leader.

A group of 16 Democratic rebels have vowed not to vote for Pelosi on the House floor.

Former US President Barrack Obama has already thrown his support behind the top Democrat.


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