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GOP poised to flip 4 House Seats in California, more flipped seats than any other state

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The GOP is poised to flip 4 House Seats in California, more flipped seats than any other state.

Two years ago in the 2018 midterms, Democrats saw a “Blue Wave” that flipped 7 GOP seats in the state of California. In the 2020 election, however, 4 of those 7 seats are poised to flip for the GOP, with 2 of the 4 seats being flipped by Korean-American women.

Young Kim, a Korean-American woman, was elected to the House of Representatives after beating her opponent, Gil Cisneros, in California’s 39th congressional district. According to The Associated Press, Young Kim won by a percentage of 50.6% compared to her opponent’s percentage of 49.4%. In the 21st congressional district, David Valadao won over his opponent TJ Cox with a percentage of 50.5%.

According to Mark Baldassare, the president of the Public Policy Institute of California, the election excitement was more split this year. “It wasn’t going to be a blue wave, easy time for Democrats because Republicans were motivated to turn out too.” The Public Policy Institute also found that roughly three-quarters of both democratic and republican voters were “more enthusiastic” than usual about the elections.

ARTICLE: MATTHEW GIRALDO

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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