Commentary: Young voters showed up and helped prevent major losses for Democrats

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Chicago Tribune

It’s no surprise that midterm elections have historically been a referendum on the sitting president’s political party. Since 1934, the president’s party has, on average, lost four Senate seats and a whopping 28 House seats. What’s more: there have been only three midterm elections in which the president’s political party gained House seats and six midterm elections in which the president gained Senate seats. But this year’s midterm deviates drastically from past midterm elections. Heading into Election Day, Republicans predicted a massive red wave, and numerous pollsters and pundits predicted…

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