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The democrats needed to win only 23 seats out of republicans around the country to achieve the majority in the House of Representatives. With Cox, have managed 40. In percentage of votes, the total difference was 53.1 percent against 45.2% of republicans. According to an analysis by NBC, this is the biggest difference of votes at the national level in favor of the democrats from the parliamentary elections of 1974, which occurred just three months after president Richard Nixon resign because of the scandal.
On that occasion, the difference was 8.7 million votes in favor of the democrats, who regained 49 seats. Nixon was ahead in the party, who could not counter the perception that they had defended almost to the end of a president corrupt, while defying the Supreme Court and the Congress itself. In the elections of the past November 6, the difference was 8.6 million in favor of the democrats.
The monumental defeat of the republicans in the House of Representatives has come to its sinking in the suburbs around the big cities, which are already mostly democrats. In the division field-city of the united States, increasingly marked, those districts in between are the key to elections. The same evening the election was in districts of significance that were taken by analysts as a thermometer of the country, as the 10 of Virginia, outside of Washington DC, or the 6 of Colorado, outside of Denver. Both solid feuds republican, switched to democrat hands.
But nowhere is this collapse has been so profound, and especially so symbolic, as in California. With 39 million inhabitants, the State has the delegation, the largest of the House of Representatives: 53 seats out of 435, the 12% of the House. The two spokespersons of the Camera are californian: Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco) and Kevin McCarthy (Bakersfield). With the defeat of Valadao, only 7 of the 53 seats will be republican. The party that supports Trump was already a minority in California, had 14 seats, and has lost half of one fell swoop. It was the ultimate goal, the dream, the more Aresbet crazy of the strategists, the democrats, who are satisfied with winning 4 seats californians to secure the 23 at the national level. In the state richest and most populous of the country, republicans have been turned into a strength marginal.Nancy Pelosi, who aspires to preside over the House of Representatives, on election night. Jonathan Ernst REUTERS
The epicenter of the defeat comes in addition to the Orange county (OC), with a great symbolic charge. Centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego, OC has been a bastion of the republican from the age of 30. Here they built their careers and cemented their power in the only two presidents that have given California, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. Reagan called Orange “the place where good republicans go to die”. Electorally, the republicans were in OC four districts, two in the area of costa most privileged of southern California, and two adjacent in the interior, which include large cities suburbiales as Irvine and Anaheim. The four have gone to democrat hands. There is not a single piece of California coast that vote republican, or any suburb, less than 90 miles from Los Angeles.
The Democratic Party had thrown the rest in Orange county after seeing the results of 2016. Hillary Clinton was the first democratic candidate for president to win in this county since Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 30's. The result indicated that the area was to shot for the first time in decades. Demographic changes favour the democrats, and the conservative bastion of Reagan were not going to mobilize to defend Donald Trump. In their strategy, the democrats have had candidates like Harley Rouda, a former republican who presented himself as a centrist and has retired in the district 48 none other than Dana Rohrabacher, exalted trumpista known as the best friend of Russia in Washington.
The numbers final are of such a caliber that the outgoing president of the Chamber of Representatives, Paul Ryan, made a rare statement Thursday in which he seemed to put in doubt the cleanliness of the election result in California. Ryan said that the electoral system of California “defies logic”. “The night of the elections we lost by 26 seats, and three weeks later we have basically lost all the elections in California.” At another time he said that “your system (election) is very unlikely; I'm still not understanding it well. There are many elections that we have won”. After the publication of his comments, his office had to clarify in a statement that Ryan was not putting in doubt the results.
The secretary of state and electoral authority, Alex Padilla, responded to Ryan by saying that California is “meticulous” in ensuring that every vote, which is the state with the most registered voters and that is exactly to facilitate voting, such as, for example, to allow mail voting to be delivered until the same day of the elections, which could delay many days to count. In addition, several of the seats have been decided by a very narrow margin, he has done that nobody would have been foreclosed until the last moment. In the case of the republican Valadao, for example, the agency Associated Press gave him as the winner on election night. This week, she had to check out your prediction, when TJ Cox took the lead in the recount of the votes by mail.