Pelosi's 'Election Mandate' Claim Gets Nuked as Control of House Suddenly Comes Into Play

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For some bizarre reason, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been telling her fellow House Democrats that this week’s election was a “mandate” for Democrats. This in spite of the fact that the presidential race hasn’t been called and despite the fact that House Democrats didn’t have a great night Tuesday night:

“This has been a life-or-death fight for the very fate of our democracy,” Pelosi said on the call. “We did not win every battle, but we did win the war.”

“You hold your head up high,” Pelosi said later in the call. “We helped Joe Biden get that mandate.”

At first, it looked like it would be just a few House seats that flipped red. But as the week has gone on and votes continue to be counted, a diverse group of Republicans have picked up even more House seats and are currently leading in several other House races:

Here’s how things look on the leaderboard as of now:

Is it conceivable that Republicans could win control of the House? It’s a longshot, but it’s possible:

Anyone out there know the answer to that? Would be fascinating to know when — and if — that has ever happened in American political history.

But even if Republicans don’t end up winning the majority, their increasing numbers in the House will make Pelosi’s job a lot harder:

Needless to say, it would be pretty incredible if that happened. My RedState colleague Shipwreckedcrew predicted prior to the election that the House would flip, something many people said at the time was highly unlikely to occur.

In the event Trump does end up losing, assuming the GOP keeps control of the Senate and at the very least greatly increases their numbers in the House, that will make it all the tougher for a Biden-Harris administration to get much in the way of a radically left-wing agenda pushed through.

We’re at a very uncertain point at the moment in terms of knowing who will win the presidential election. But one thing that is certain right now is that if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris do end up winning they’ll face a lot of uphill battles in trying to implement their agenda, which is sweet, sweet music to my ears. 😉 Not only that, but in the event the GOP falls short of winning the majority this year, this year’s victories will make it all the easier to win a majority two years from now.

Election mandate, House Speaker Pelosi? Exactly what “election mandate” are you talking about, Madam?

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