Tuesday, November 08, 2016

HOUSE: GOP projected to retain House

The Hill reports:
Republicans are projected to keep their majority in the House, as expected.

ABC News and NBC News both made the projection after 8:30 p.m.

Only a handful of competitive seats had been determined when the projections were made, but Democrats faced tall odds at winning back the House given the GOP's 30-seat majority.

Redistricting in favor of the GOP has helped the party pad its majority over the last six years and has also made it difficult for Democrats to pick off seats.

Democrats further struggled with candidate recruitment in many competitive districts that offered pickup opportunities in a presidential year, when voter turnout is higher.
It appears Donald Trump wasn't toxic enough for the Democrats, this year.