Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has called
another race in California, projecting Democrat Josh Harder the winner in the
Modesto-area 10 th Congressional District over incumbent Republican Jeff
Denham. That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have
increased their House gains to a net of 33 seats – and, when all the vote
is counted, they may get to 39. Make no mistake: That is a very big wave. How
big? It's the most House seats gained by Democrats since the wave election
following Watergate. Nixon resigned in August of 1974, leading to Democrats'
pick up of 48 seats that fall. In 2006, the last time Democrats took over the
House, when George W. Bush was president and the Iraq war was spiraling into
civil war, Democrats gained 30 seats. They picked up another 26 in 2008, when
Barack Obama was elected president. What's more, this cycle's seats are
far-more gerrymandered to favor Republicans than those were. So what's left
to be counted?