Editors. "Democrats make sweeping gains in US state elections". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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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.