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House flips to Democrats while Republicans hold Senate

Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 01:46:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The House of Representatives has flipped to blue with Democrats gaining 27 seats

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams broke down some of the major congressional races for us this Wednesday morning.

A look at a map, contrary to all of the red that you're seeing, shows the Democrats came out on top, claiming the House of Representatives with 222 seats won so far.

218 seats are necessary for a party to gain control of the House.

So far the Democrats snagged three seats projected to go red, and another five seats projected to be a toss up.

With the Democrats flipping the House, there will likely be more checks on President Trump and his administration.

Many Democrats having campaigned on that promise.

Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, said: "We're going to be, we are not going after the Republicans the way they went after us. We are not, they, we are the Democrats and the Democrats will have an open, transparent Congress that will strive for bipartisanship and that will honor the vows of our founders to strive for unity. And that is our message to them. We respect everyone who votes, because that, that's a responsibility everyone has. I respect my colleagues and the people who voted for him, for them. But the fact is is that in their interest, in the interest of everyone participating, in the full prosperity of our country, we have to win this election."

Trump claimed "tremendous success" on Twitter overnight despite that his party lost control of the House.

Meanwhile, Republicans still have control of the Senate right now with 51 seats.