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originally posted by: Majic
So... more of a Pink Wave, then?
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: Aazadan
If they removed Trump, Pence gets to pick a VP. The office doesn't just remain open.
It depends on the amount of time open between them. Simultaneous impeachment proceedings of both, could get both removed before they could take any official action.
originally posted by: Box of Rain
originally posted by: Barcs
LOL republicans lost the house! So much for that red wave, LOL! Obviously people are sick of the BS and next time the Senate flips too.
To be fair, the party in the White House historically loses an average of 30 house seats during mid term elections (closer to 25 since the 1930s). This mid-tern was a little above average with 38 seats changing hands. It is extremely common for the party in power to lose seats, but it isn't always a "wave election". The question is "how many lost seats many lost seats makes it a wave election".
So since seat losses are the norm here, it might be difficult to call this a "blue wave" referendum on Trumps policies, or to claim that this shows people are definitely "sick of this BS" -- just like it would be difficult to call the 2010 mid-terms a referendum on President Obama's policies when the Republicans gained even more than the Dems did this time.
Ballotpedia (a website that tracks such trends) is stopping short of calling this 2018 mid-term a "blue wave" and instead just sees it as a normal mid-term change.