Democrats make sweeping gains in US state elections

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Historical Context Note

In US state elections, the Democratic party gains huge numbers of seats, taking control of the House of Representatives in the middle of Republican Ulysses S. Grant's second term as President.
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Editors. "Democrats make sweeping gains in US state elections". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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