10:28 pm (approximately): CNN Predicts Republican Takeover of House with “52 Seats or More”

The TV news networks like to make these calls before they really have the data to support them; I suspect some of these calls with a fraction of the State’s or district’s precincts reporting are a result of abstraction from simulated election results in recent days.  I do expect a projection like this to bear-out when all the votes are counted, but I think a sense of theatrical pacing might have more to do with CNN’s forecast than valid data obtained and analyzed at the time of the call.

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