This guy is off in a dream-land all his own...
This is the first time since the 1880s or so, that the Democrats have had less than 200 seats in Congress.
19 state houses changed hands in this election.
We picked up a lot of Governor seats as well.
Reapportionment is upon us. Those 19 states and California are going to get a better shake-out this time, because they have a Republican majority, or in the case of California the reapportionment has been taken out of the hands of the elected officials.
“Return to the norm?” Sure he jests...
After the 1928 election, during the 71st Congress (1929-1931), the Democrats had 167 seats in the House and 39 in the Senate. In the first 15 Congresses of the 20th century (1901 to 1931), the Democrats had over 200 members only in 5. In the 57th Congress (1901-1903), both parties had fewer than 200 seats (the size of the House was smaller then, 357 seats vs. the current 435).