In the House, Democrats never stood much of a chance of reinstalling Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, but they fell far short of expectations picking up only a few seats. As of early Wednesday, the New York Times was projecting about 239 Republican seats, compared to 246 in the current Congress.
As it turned out, Donald Trump was not a drag on the Republican ticket --- quite the opposite. And now he'll have a red Congress. One party will control the White House and both chambers for the first time since 2010.