Fox News, NBC News project Democrats will retain their House majority


BYCRISTINA MARCOS-

Political analysts project Democrats are projected to maintain their House majority in Tuesday's elections as backlash against President Trump fueled a further expansion of the party's gains in suburban and metropolitan areas.

Results Democrats have so far flipped two open seats in North Carolina, which were expected to turn blue because of redistricting.But two first-term Democrats who had flipped seats from red to blue in 2018,

Analysts with Fox News and NBC News both projected the party would keep the lower chamber on Tuesday night.

As of today, Democrats currently hold 232 seats, while Republicans hold 197. The one independent currently serving in the House, Rep.Justin Amash(Mich.), is not seeking reelection.

Not surprisingly, SpeakerNancy Pelosi(D-Calif.) is expected to coast to another term leading House Democrats.

Analysts say if Democrats also take control of the Senate, they will have unified control across the Capitol to pursue legislative priorities such as health care, infrastructure, police reform and gun control. 

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