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Definition of a Wave election


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Here's a summary of the 21st century for midterms. The number are seats gained. 

2002:

  • Sen: +2 R
  • House: +8 R
  • Gov: +1 D
  • Definitely not a wave. 

2006:

  • Sen: +5 D
  • House: +31 D
  • Gov: +6 D
  • Possibly a Blue Wave

2010:

  • Sen: +6 R
  • House: +63 R
  • Gov: +6 R
  • Red Wave

2014:

  • Sen: +9 R
  • House: +13 R
  • Gov: +2 R
  • Despite Senate change, the house changes might prevent this from being a Red Wave

2018:

  • Sen: +2 R
  • House: +41 D
  • Gov: +7 D
  • This election was typically called a Blue Wave. The Senate part makes it arguably not one. 

 

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

Here's a summary of the 21st century for midterms. The number are seats gained. 

2002:

  • Sen: +2 R
  • House: +8 R
  • Gov: +1 D
  • Definitely not a wave. 

2006:

  • Sen: +5 D
  • House: +31 D
  • Gov: +6 D
  • Possibly a Blue Wave

2010:

  • Sen: +6 R
  • House: +63 R
  • Gov: +6 R
  • Red Wave

2014:

  • Sen: +9 R
  • House: +13 R
  • Gov: +2 R
  • Despite Senate change, the house changes might prevent this from being a Red Wave

2018:

  • Sen: +2 R
  • House: +41 D
  • Gov: +7 D
  • This election was typically called a Blue Wave. The Senate part makes it arguably not one. 

 

With the Partisanship of today, I honestly think 4 senate wins and about 25/30 house seats to be a wave. If we are talking 2022 in particular.  

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