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2018 Midterm Election Overview

In the 2018 Midterm Elections, the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, but the Republicans retained control in the Senate.

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The "I voted" stickers worn by citizens who voted on the 2018 Midterm Elections Image by King County Elections Office-used with permission

The "I voted" stickers worn by citizens who voted on the 2018 Midterm Elections Image by King County Elections Office-used with permission

The "I voted" stickers worn by citizens who voted on the 2018 Midterm Elections Image by King County Elections Office-used with permission

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The Midterm Elections, one of the most important days of the year, was this Tuesday November 6th. Before the Midterm Elections, the Republican party had control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives along with their Republican president Donald Trump. However, many different gave the Democrats a chance at a victory in the House of Representatives and possibly even an upset in the Senate.

After a long stressful night for aspiring Congressmen and women, the Democrats successfully took control of the House of Representatives by gaining 30 seats. Even though the Democrats’ margin of control remains only 226-198, they are finally in position to challenge Donald Trump.

However, in the House of Representatives, the Republican party was able to keep their majority as a Democratic upset failed to materialize. In fact, the Republicans even gained two seats creating a larger majority.

In addition, despite the Democrats retaking several states in the governor races the majority of governors will continue to run on the Republican ticket. Yet the Democrats gained seven seats and lowered the split to only 26-23 in favor of the Republicans.

One new aspect of these midterms is the great amount of women who will serve in the next Congress. The previous record of women serving in both houses of Congress was only 107 which was shattered Tuesday Night. Most of the increase in female members comes from the Democrats with 18/29 seats being won by women. These women are very influential and important to the success of the Democratic party.

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Finlay Dunn, Staff Writer

Finlay Dunn is a junior at Wilsonville High School, and he is a staff writer for The Paw Print. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and tennis....

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