🌊🗳️Overview of the Democratic positions after the 2018 Blue Wave Elections. Heading into the 2018 Election, the Senate had a Republican majority. There were 51 Republicans plus the Vice President, 47 Democrats and 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats so basically 51-49.
🔷As of January 3, 2019, The Republicans now have 52 seats plus the Vice President. and the Democrats have 45 seats and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats.

🏛️51 required for majority
🏛️60 required for 3/5
🏛️67 required for 2/3

*⃣There was one vacancy, but the Republican Arizona Governor appointed fellow Republican Martha McSally, who took office on January 3, 2019. So the Senate is basically 53-47, in favor of the GOP.

🕳️The vacancy is shown as red in the "after" configuration.👆
*⃣116th Congress U.S. Senate Current Leadership:

🏦President of the Senate= Mike Pence
🆕President pro tempore=Chuck Grassley R-IA
🏛️Majority Leader=Mitch McConnell R-KY
🏛️Minority Leader=Chuck Schumer D-NY
🆕Majority Whip=John Thune R-SD
🏛️Minority Whip=Dick Durbin D-IL
🌊🗳️Here are the Senate races in 2020 & a note about Senator Pat Roberts R-KS, who is "retiring."

*⃣At the end of 12/18, the U.S. House of Representatives had 236 Republicans, 196 Democrats & 3 vacancies.

🆕This is the new House of Representatives in early 2019:
There are 235 Democratic seats out of 435.

🏛️218 needed for the majority
🏛️290 needed for 2/3

💺One empty seat: NC-09 election has not been settled yet.

⚖️Lawsuits and political fights will ensue as the Board of Elections did not certify the election due to election fraud. Democrat Dan McCready may still win when all is settled.


*⃣116th Congress U.S. House New Leadership:

🏛️Speaker of the House= Nancy Pelosi CA-12
🏛️Majority Leader=Steny Hoyer MD-05
🏛️Minority Leader=Kevin McCarthy CA-23
🏛️Majority Whip=Jim Clyburn SC-06
🏛️Minority Whip=Steve Scalise LA-01
🌊🗳️Before the November 2018, of the 50 states and 3 territories, 26/33 Republican state governorships were up for re-election, 9/16 Democratic state governorships, 1 Independent state Governor (Alaska), 2 Republican territories & 1 Ind. territory were up for re-election.
*⃣Of those races, #Democrats won 9 Gubernatorial races previously held by Republicans and one Independent, including 7 states, 1 territory and one previously Independent territory. Republicans gained the Independent seat in Alaska.
*⃣So Governors now:

🐘27 Republicans
🌊23 Democrats
🌊Guam=Democratic (flipped)
🐘Northern Mariana Islands=Republican (no change)
💛U.S. Virgin Islands=Independent (no change)

🔝Moving in the right direction!
For people who follow #NoConCon, Democrats made significant headway.
Heading into the 2018 elections, there were 34 total trifectas, meaning the State Senate, State House & Governors were all one party: 8 trifectas were Democratic and 26 were Republican.
🔷🔴16 states had divided government—no trifecta for either major party—before the election.

*⃣On 11/6/18, #Democrats gained 6 trifectas for a total of 16 & shrunk the GOP lead in that department to 22 trifectas, a loss of 4.

🔷🔴States with divided government declined to 13.
*⃣Alaska's trifecta status is unknown because control of the state House was not settled as of December 28, 2018. If Republicans win the House, Alaska will go from divided government to a Republican trifecta.
🌊🗳️The #BlueWave2018 was extremely successful, but we still have a lot of work to do!

🐬 #Senate2020


🌊🗳️Create a whole new #BlueWave2020!

🌟It'll be better than the original!

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