Well, it was not a "blue wave" but a mixed bag. Even in my little county in California we experienced a mixed bag. Some democrats some Republicans won offices here. Many winner were DTS registration. Declined to state. Most of the non-partisan offices were won by DTS. And the democrats have about 2,000 more registered voters now so for some reason they are claiming the county is now solid blue. Not in my view. HERE are the Nevada County result as of November 13, 2018. It is truly a mixed result by those party candidates.
The State of California is a horse of a different color. The democrats have wiped out the Republicans and now have super-majorities in the legislature and they hold all state wide offices except one. HERE is the link to the Secretary of State where you can click on any office for the results. It is not a pretty one for the Republicans. In my opinion I see the flight of families and Republicans to other states that better reflect their values. All those that backfill those losses are immigrants and democrats. Many here for the free stuff. And a lot of sanctuary for illegals. With same day voter registration and lack of oversight I might suggest a few million votes are not legal. But with democrats in control at all levels of the vote counting we will never get the truth.
And we saw a full court press by the democrats to take out all the 13 Congressional seats held by Republicans. And they almost did it. They got millions of dollars of "dark money" and huge donations from the likes of Michael Bloomberg to defeat the Republicans. HERE is the "OPEN Secrets" website queued to California races for Congress. Click on each one and see the huge amount of money the "unknown" candidates of the democrats raised and spent. In District Four held by Tom McClintock he was outraise almost two to one. Millions were tossed against him. If any person thought the left was truly outraged by "Citizen's United" decision by the Supreme Court, the real results are show the democrats benefitted and used it the most. True hypocrisy.
But the flood of hundreds of millions of dollars does show it works. A few exceptions exist from the November election. A Senate candidate in Texas, O'Rouke, spent over 70 million dollars, twice as much as Ted Cruz, and he lost. But in California we see the democrats took out three or four Congressional candidate incumbents with a two or three to one dollar advantage. So what was learned? The Republicans will start raising a gazillion dollars for the next cycle. And up and up it goes. Sort of like some of those old "Star Trek" episodes. The dagger in the heart of the Republicans though was the retirement of over forty members. Open seats are tough to win when you are outspent three to one. Even here in District One, Incumbent Doug LaMalfa was outraised by a unknown "phony" farmer from Chico. But he won the District by a pretty decent margin.
Across America we are seeing that close races are stolen from Republicans as ballots for democrats show up way after the election night. Some are found in closets and car trunks. Look at Florida where 88,000 ballots magically showed up in South State and most were for democrats. Arizona saw the Republican win on election night but all those ballots found after and during the following week came in for the democrat. They found a eighty thousand vote turnaround. But how is this allowed? The left says "count every vote". Sure I agree but they must be legal! The left floods people on election day to vote a "provisional" ballot and somehow those are tossed into the legal ballots so they can never be viewed as they are required under law. That seems to be the strategy in democrat counties in South Florida.
Overall the democrats took 38 new seats in the House pf Representatives and lost two maybe three in the Senate. So we have a divided Congress. Of course this works for me as the Senate will be doing the "advice and consent" on all Constitutional appointments. Judges and Cabinet members and many down the line will be done and the majority of extremists in the House can do nothing. We lost seven Governors but retain a 2 state lead with 25 to 23. We maintained a huge advantage in state house where we have 62 chambers to 37 for the democrats. Those are good numbers for the redistricting in 2020. Though I would have loved to see the Republicans maintain their majorities it appears that the flood of a billion dollars really worked for the democrats. Next time the Republicans better be prepared to meet the challenge or the country could become the mess that is California and New York.