Geographic Trends in the Midterm Elections

As Americans woke up this morning and checked their usual news outlet – whether the television, newspaper, or Internet – they were met with the results of one of the most closely watched midterm elections in years. The New York Times reported that yesterday’s election was one of the largest House shakeups of the last 50 years, with a 60-seat shift giving the Republicans a House majority. While the Senate still retains a Democratic majority, Republicans gained six Senate seats yesterday as well.

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