Republicans Win 6 MILLION More Votes Than Democrats In House Races

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), addresses a crowd during an election night watch party at the National Ballroom at The Westin, City Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Republicans have won nearly six million more votes nationwide in races for the House of Representatives, but have flipped relatively few seats, suggesting talk of a “red wave” may have anticipated the overall mood of the country but not the final result of the election.
  • According to the Cook Political Report, as of Thursday morning, November 10, Republicans have won 50,113,534 votes, or 52.3% of the vote, compared to 44,251,768, or 46.2% of the vote.
  • Republicans lead by 6.1%, which is better than their average in “generic congressional ballot” polls, in which the party led by 2.5% in the final RealClearPolitics average before the election.
  • But Republicans have only managed to flip nine seats thus far — likely enough to control the House, but far short of a “wave” result many anticipated.

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