Strap in, it's all going to get crazier.
More than a week after the final votes were cast (but not necessarily counted), it's now looking like the Democrats had a blue wave after all.
It didn't seem like it at first. Election night was more of an emotional roller coaster than you'd expect in a true rout. As of this writing, many of the Democrats' favorite candidates didn't win. And the Republican seawall was stronger and more important than people realized.
The Senate map was the most favorable that Republicans have seen in a century, and they even gained seats there. Gerrymandering helped the GOP hold a lot of House seats; so did demographic sorting, which can look like...