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Rachel Maddow: No blue wave for Democrats

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow 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.”

The comments from Maddow come as President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden 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.

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