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Rachel Maddow: No blue wave for Democrats

MSNBC host Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowQuarantined Maddow shares story of partner who is fighting COVID-19: 'Don't get this thing' The tribal journalism of cable news is at a crossroads MSNBC's Joy Reid: Close presidential race shows 'great amount of racism and anti blackness' in US MORE noted the 2020 elections did not result in a resounding victory for Democrats despite what some Democratic strategists, lawmakers and pollsters anticipated.  

The television anchor, during live election coverage early Wednesday morning, said that there were no Democratic ripples in down-ballot races. 

“It’s been remarkable to see the stability not only between the 2016 and 2020 presidential map, but also in congressional races and Senate races up and down," Maddow said. "On either side, you’re not seeing — not only no wave, it’s like a pond where you drop in a rock and there’s no ripples.”

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The comments from Maddow come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE are locked in several close races in key battlegrounds with legal battles potentially looming in states like Pennsylvania over mail-in ballots.

It is increasingly likely that the GOP may hold a majority in the Senate, and the party has already gained a few seats in the House.

The Democrats have maintained control of the lower chamber. 

The final tally for the presidential election will most likely not be known Wednesday morning as election officials continue tabulating votes in Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — all battlegrounds that will be crucial to leading either candidate to an Electoral College victory. 

In Pennsylvania and North Carolina, ballots postmarked by Election Day of Nov. 3 can still be accepted and counted for the next few days.

FiveThirtyEight.com projected on Tuesday morning that Democrats had a 75 percent chance of taking back the Senate and an 89 percent of taking back the White House.