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Democrats Lose House Seats While In-Party Division Rises

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Democrats in the House of Representatives are struggling to come to grips with significant losses in congressional seats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Democrats lost the battle in the House, but won the war. However, this is no longer the two-front party war we once expected it to be.

In a House Democrat family phone call, various Democrat representatives aired their grievances after losing what could ultimately end up being 10 to 14 seats. This call saw representatives like Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger blame progressives in the House for pushing ideas like defunding the police.

“We look at the things they say about us, that they say about the Democrats, that they say about the way we talk to people and the way we talk about things,” she explained. “… The number one concern and thing that people brought to me in my campaign, that I barely re-won, was defunding the police.”

These issues have become increasingly consequential for Democrats as upcoming congressional redistricting could result in monumental losses for a divided Democrat Party.

Exit poll research shows a large number of Biden voters actually voted Republican down-ballot. This even resulted in the increasingly rare split ticket vote in Maine, which reportedly saw President Trump lose by 8 percent yet saw Republican Sen. Susan Collins win by 9 percent.

This was also a trend nationwide as a recent Hill-HarrisX survey showed 58 percent of Demo… (Read more)