The 2018 midterm elections resulted in the Republicans holding onto the Senate, the Democrats taking the House, a number of governor’s houses switching parties, and the passage of many progressive state ballot measures. The Onion takes a look at the key takeaways from the 2018 midterms.


Liberal enthusiasm was completely misguided, as the Democrats failed to win every race.

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Money and racism still pretty effective campaigning tools.


Landmark elections of first Muslim women, 986th white supremacist to Congress.


Should probably bring snack to polling place next time.


Republicans continue to owe victories to the tireless work of grassroots gerrymandering.

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To ensure a win in 2020, the Democrats should consider running either a far-left, center-left, moderate, or conservative candidate.


Diehard fans of graphical representations of data celebrated record chart turnout.

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We probably won’t miss our grandparents as much as we think.


Wins by diverse candidates are stoking fears that more Americans willing to elect candidates who represent them.

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Conclusively proves that America holds elections every two years.