So the results are almost in and, if as expected, the Democrats have indeed won the last two Senate races in Vermont and Montana then the Senate will be 49 R, 49 D and 2 I. Despite being crushed in this poll, the good thing for the GOP is that they will continue to hold the Senate. Why? Well the top two parties are tied and existing administration always holds on. Hence until the 2 Independents official defect then the Democrats will find themselves shut out. On a day-to-day basis they will vote with the Dems and Republicans will find themselves out-voted. R with the power but not the votes, D with the votes but not the power – American democracy.
And all this time the GOP says “we held the Senate”. Single to Wandsworth, anyone?