Even though it’s a mostly blue state, there are still a few Republican strongholds in California. Orange County used to be considered one of those stronghold districts. They were still considered a Republican district until several days after the election, when thousands of votes came in, and helped the Democrats to flip red seats blue.
Axios is reporting that the House race for California’s 39th district has been called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Young Kim, who was vying to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress and Republicans’ last hope to keep a seat in Orange County.
It is the 39th House seat that Democrats flipped this year. MANY of the flipped seats happened AFTER the election.
The big picture: Democrats dominated congressional races in the state this year, flipping six seats with four of them in traditionally red Orange County. The seat had been held by Republican Ed Royce for 13 terms.
On election night, it was reported that Democrats had a 27 seat advantage over Republicans seats in the US House of Representatives.
More than one week later, after multiple cases of uncounted absentee, “lost”, and/or provisional ballots were reported, the Democrats are set to gain many more seats in Congress, including seats in Republican stronghold counties.
The media, of course, is attempting to blame President Trump…
ABC Politics reporter, Johnny Verhovek joined others in the mainstream media to push a narrative that President Trump is to blame for House losses, this time, in S. Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.
Another big upset, Democrat Joe Cunningham has defeated Republican Katie Arrington in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District
In this case Trump may have cost Republicans a seat in a very red district https://t.co/o20AVXHifQ
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) November 7, 2018
But most of us know better. We’ve seen the massive rallies that President Trump held in key states leading up to the elections.
We have a massive following on Facebook, and every day, we watch an enormous outpouring of support for President Trump, as we have never witnessed before for any elected official, in all of our eight years on social media.
So, what are Republicans to make of this 11th hour blow out of Republican candidates and current Republican members of Congress by Democrat candidates, many of them newcomers or virtually unknown candidates? And more importantly, how are we going to guarantee that we never see this kind of election happens again, with a massive number of Democrat votes coming in weeks after the actual election?
It’s not enough to simply talk about it, Americans want, and frankly, they deserve action from our elected officials to stop the stealing, or at the least the perception of stealing our votes.
The last time we checked, we’re still voting in America.
Here are just some of the latest stunning results of last-minute vote tabulations in California.
California Republicans lost another seat in the House on Tuesday as Democrat Josh Harder gained enough votes to oust the 4-term GOP congressman, Jeff Denham, in the San Joaquin Valley.
As of 11/13/18, Politico had Denham leading with 100% of precincts accounted for.
California Republicans lost a fourth seat in the House on Tuesday as Democrat Josh Harder gained enough votes to oust GOP Rep. Jeff Denham in the San Joaquin Valley.
Denham, 51, is serving his fourth term in Congress. His loss came Tuesday evening after the latest San Joaquin County count showed Harder had pulled 4,919 votes ahead.-San Diego Tribune
In Orange County’s latest ballot count Tuesday, Republican Rep. Mimi Walters fell 261 votes behind her Democratic challenger, Katie Porter. Walters finished election night more than 6,200 votes ahead, but her lead steadily dwindled until it vanished on Tuesday.
Young Kim, the Republican running to succeed GOP Rep. Ed Royce of Fullerton, was up by 3,900 votes on election night with 100% of the precincts reporting and she ended up losing by 3,000 votes 11 days after the election.
Voting patterns in previous California elections did not bode well for Walters or Kim: With rare exceptions, the ballots counted last, many of them provisional, or mailed relatively late, skew strongly Democratic.
As of Tuesday, tens of thousands of ballots still remained to be tabulated in each of those two races.