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Re: Will midterms usher in new control in U.S. House?

Waybread, I am not satisfied with the results I got in looking at large gains or losses in past elections but have not exhausted the types of charts I might test. Keeping up with charts for current political events and characters and dealing with a great deal of pain is impeding my progress in looking at 2018 elections.

Here are some dates regarding past elections that are focused on the House of Representatives.

After the 1928 elections the GOP held 270 seats in the House. After the 1936 elections they held 88.

1930 GOP lost 52 seats
1932 GOP lost 101 seats

Great Depression manufacturing reached its lowest point in March 1933. Turn around began. FDR sworn in March 4, the last inauguration to be held on that date.

1934 GOP lost 14 seats
1936 GOP lost 15 seats

1938 Democrats lost 72 seats

The U.S. had 48 states as of February 14, 1912, and 50 as of August 21, 1959, but all of them never finished voting in House of Representatives elections on the same day until November 8, 1960.

The 2010 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 2010. Republicans picked up 63 seats, their largest gain in House seats since 1938 and the largest House swing since 1948 when the GOP lost 75 seats. It was the highest loss of a party in a House midterm election since 1938.
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