244 House Republicans is possible, highest number since 1920s

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Tonight, join Larry Lindsey as he breaks down all the big races for us and gives his commentary as polls are beginning to close in states like Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia. There is a possibility Republicans end up with 244 seats, the highest number since the 1920s.

We’re going to be bringing updated coverage of what’s happening in today’s elections. The polls just closed in Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia and most of Florida. It’ll take a few minutes for the votes to come in but I thought I’d set the scene.

Right now. Republicans are ahead, effectively guaranteed of winning 198 seats, Democrats 161. There are no real competitions in those districts. On top of that, there are 13 seats that leaned to the Democrats, 29 that lean to the Republicans and 34 toss-ups.

So if what we end up doing is splitting the toss-ups exactly, and having each party win the districts that lean in its direction, you’re going to end up with 244 Republicans in the House. That will be the highest number they have had since the 1920s. 

Good evening, this is Larry Lindsey frustrate our news. We’re going to be bringing updated coverage of what’s happening in today’s elections. The polls just closed in Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, and most of Florida. It’ll take a few minutes for the votes to come in. But I thought I’d set the scene. Right now. Republicans are ahead, effectively guaranteed of winning 198 seats, Democrats 161. The there are no real competitions in those districts. On top of that, there are 13 seats that leaned to the Democrats 29 that lean to the Republicans and 34 Toss ups. So if what we end up doing is splitting the toss UPS Exactly. And having each party when the district’s lean in its direction, you’re going to end up with 244 Republicans in the House, that will be the highest number they have had since the 1920s. If you can believe it, the current high cane in the 2010 election where they had 242. That’s the number we’re going to be focusing on. Are they going to have a narrow majority, are they going to have a significant majority? Finally in the Senate, there are a lot of competitive races, but five are most important. There are four potential Republican gains New Hampshire, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona and one possible Democrat gain and that’s Pennsylvania. We’re going to be updating you throughout the night as returns come in. And as polling data comes in. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Larry Lindsey frustrate arrow News.


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