Fox News host Laura Ingraham shared the numbers over the past election cycles and highlighted further gains for Republicans in Friday’s “The Ingraham Angle.”
LAURA INGRAHAM: The Angle looked at election failures and we see this will be the sixth time in the last eight elections of the year that Republicans took home. Wow. It will be the second closest margin of victory for the winning party since at least 1970 and probably since the 1950s. The only closest House race by popular vote was 1998. Now look what the Democrats have done in terms of turnout in 2018. In 2014, Democrats got 35.4 million votes for the House, but in 2018 they got 60.3 million. votes. Now the GOP has actually increased its votes from 2014 to 2018 by more than 10 million votes. But in 2014 they beat Democrats by 4.5 million, and in 2018 they lost to Democrats by nearly 10 million. But the Democrats have not been able to maintain this fervor.
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Currently, the GOP has 53.3 million votes. That’s up from 50.5 million in 2018. The Democrats have 49.5 million, compared to 60.3 million in 2018. Do you see where I’m coming from? Well, sure, we saw a similar pattern in the 2020 presidential vote. In 2016, Hillary got 65.9 million votes and Trump got nearly 63 million votes. In 2020, Trump raised his vote to 74.2 million, but the Democrats raised their vote to 81.3 million. So it’s an open question right now if they can maintain that same level of excitement. Now our plan, the plan we talked about is working. But as the angle has been saying since 2020, we just need to do better in terms of ballot harvesting and early voting to match the Democrats’ efforts. And we should in no way underestimate the ability of Democrats to garner more votes than they have had in recent history.
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