Republicans have been projected to win the majority of seats in the House of Representatives. This will allow them to flip Congress’s lower chamber and take it from Democratic rule. The Democrats have held the house for four years.

The Associated Press called the 218th seat for Republicans, projecting Rep. Mike Garcia (Calif.) to be the winner of his election around 6:30 on Wednesday. The results came in more than one week after the Election.

The GOP had anticipated that they would flip the House, despite this midterm election being historically positive for the Democrats. Normally, midterm elections have benefitted that party, not in power, but the Democrats retained their control of the Senate, and even managed to keep their losses in the House rise to a minimum. Previously Republicans needed to flip only five seats in order to win the House.

However, the losses of many key districts and the failure of having a “red wave” materialize have led to many in the GOP placing the blame on one another. Their disappointment was also heightened by the length of time it took for them to win the House.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said at his election night party in Washington that when he became the party leader two years ago Republicans had control of fewer than 200 seats in the House. In this cycle, they managed to pick up 14 seats despite what everyone said.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer (Minn.) told reporters last week that while they knew this would be hard, they were certain they would be able to win a House majority

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