The 2020 House of representatives election will occur on November 3rd, 2020 and hold elections for all 435 Congressional Districts of all 50 states, including US territories and the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia. Elected member will serve in the 117th US Congress, and while it is not yet known who will challenge current incumbents and odds, we will be sure to update this information as the election develops.
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There were a total of 435 seats in the US House of Representatives as of 2018. The Republicans currently are the majority and have a controlling hold over the House leaving Democrats in the minority, but a small margin. Despite the control, Republicans are a tad nervous about maintaining the majority amidst a flurry of anti-Trump sentiments and a rush of liberal presence in the media.
If the Republicans lose control of the House, it will be difficult to keep the Democrats’ agenda at bay. Legislation will be skewed towards Democratic principles and the Republicans will not be able to overpower them. As soon as the odds on the Republicans maintaining control of Congress are presented, we will add them to this page.
There were only 48 seats in the House of Representatives during 2018 midterm elections that were considered competitive. The others are either so far right or left to even think about being a debate. The Democrats needed to flip 24 Republican seats while keeping the 194 they already possess in order to take control. Democrats seem to be performing better in generic polls used to test the voting waters. Also, President Trump’s approval ratings remain low, meaning there is a stronger likelihood of people not voting for Republicans in the upcoming 2020 election which could help him. 41 of the competitive seats were Republican, the other 7 were Democrat. This meant the Republicans stood a greater chance of losing a significant number of seats. These states were close also in terms of President Trump and then-candidate Hillary Clinton outperforming each other in 2016 as well.
Also, swings of this many seats have happened before. Consider it a non-hostile takeover, but swings of 24 seats or more have happened in more than half the midterm election cycles since 1994. The Republicans have held the chamber since 2010, but it seems their days may be numbered with the amount of pro-Democratic press in the air. With Trump’s approval rating so low, House Speaker Paul Ryan stepping down and a slew of Republican scandals, there may be a changing of the guard. Because the margin of control is so small, and the stakes are so high, it will be fascinating to watch the odds develop on who will win the House.
Some future seats will be difficult to flip because of the sheer lack of competition. Some states have Republican incumbents that are now in jeopardy because the Democrats raised enough funds behind a Dem. Candidate to push them out. Other Republicans are safe because there are no feasible Democratic challengers at this point. This is due to the lack of funding available. It could also be a lack of Presidential candidates, but once the right opposing one is found you can expect a lot of lobbying to go in their favor.
If the Republicans want to come out of the 2020 House of Representative elections alive, they will need to go on the offensive. They’ll have to flip seats in pro-Trump districts to begin snatching up any available chances for the Democrats. The Republicans have greater odds with some of the districts because even though the incumbent is set to retire, some red states are so pro-Republican they will not likely flip to Democratic Control.
The Democrats did not get their blue tidal wave as predicted for the 2018 Midterm election, but they did receive a significant number of seats in the House allowing a blue-takeover. With the Democrats controlling the House, it will be harder for the current Republican administration to advance bills which defy Democratic ideals. This takeover would mean for a bill to pass, Democrats would need to vote it to pass as well.
Numerous sources predicted a Democratic house majority victory at near 95% and while this prediction did not align 100% to national polls it did touch very close to public prediction and indication.
Duncan Hunter Won the House of Representatives Seat in California
Chris Collins Won the House of Representatives Seat in New York
Steve King Won House of Representatives Seat in Iowa
There were a lot of seats up for grabs in the 2018 House of Representatives midterm elections—too many to count. However, the majority of seats are pretty much confirmed based on the state the representative is from, their financial backing, party affiliations, etc. From an analysis standpoint, people base their projections on the types of voters in certain states. For example, a state that voted over 80% Trump would likely support a Republican candidate. We’ve broken down the toss-up states and district numbers below:
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|New Hampshire||1||Lean Democrat|
|North Carolina||13||Lean Republican|
|New Jersey||2||Lean Democrat|
|New Jersey||7||Lean Republican|
Out of these districts, there were 12 Democrat-held seats in Trump districts and 25 Republican seats in Clinton districts. As you can see, the Republicans had more to lose, especially once you factor in bitter Clinton fans upset over her loss in the presidential election.