- Democrats are projected to win control of the House, according to NBC News.
- It will give the party a check on President Trump and the GOP’s economic policy.
- The apparent triumph comes even as Republicans were projected to keep the Senate, according to NBC.
Democrats will win control of the House, a triumph that gives the party real levers of power to check President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans, NBC News projects.
The party leveraged voter enthusiasm and staggering fundraising to tip the balance of power in the chamber. As of 4 a.m. ET, Democrats had gained a net 27 seats in the chamber. They needed to flip 23 GOP-held seats to take over.
The victory will put Democrats in control of the House for the first time since 2010 and likely return House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the office of speaker.
The victory came even as Republicans were projected to keep control of the Senate, according to NBC. The election landscape diverged as Democrats defended several Senate seats in deep red territory. Democrats picked up House districts in states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Michigan and Kansas on their way to a projected majority.