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2018 Federal Congress Elections

Every 2 years there are midterm elections where 1/3 of the Senate (33 seats) and all the House 435 seats are at stake. Currently the Senate is 51R and 49D and the House is 237R and 193D.
The 2018 Midterm elections have been defined as the most important elections of the last 50 years by many experts. We agree because the Trump presidency is threatning the democratic institutions and processes and we should request that Congress perform its check & balance duty versus the administration. In order to empower the Congress we need to take the Congress GOP majority away. The nationwide goal is to elect a Democratic majority to the House (need 24 seats) and Senate (1 seat but a few Dem seats at risk).
There are countless topics that we think Democratic lawmakers can (and should) work if we can elect them to Congress: defend democracy (institutions, processes, independent judiciary, free press), taxes and wages ($15 minimum wage, unions), healthcare, immigration, environment protection, gun control, criminal justice, infrastructure, education and more.

Considering the importance of this election for America, we decided to provide the grassroots activism with data and tools that can help "navigate" and build a robust "Blue Wave"!
Blue Compass aims at helping progressive candidates as well as any citizens to understand better the electoral data, by congressional district, county, town and precinct.

With your interest and help we believe we can do some part in improving American democracy.

Below are the at glance results of the 2018 Congressional Elections
Population=Census Estimate of population 18 years old and over; Turnout = Total Votes / Population
DistrictDem CandidateDem Votes%Rep CandidateRep Votes%Other Votes%ShiftTotal VotesPopulationTurnout PopRegistered VotersReg Voters%Turnout Reg Voters
NJ01Donald Norcross169,62864.39%Paul Dilks87,61733.26%6,1732.34%D+8263,418566,70246.48%516,391 91.12%51.01%
NJ02Jeff Van Drew136,68552.90%Seth Grossman116,86645.23%4,8121.86%D+28258,363561,65946.00%499,19988.88%51.76%
NJ03Andy Kim153,47351.74%Tom MacArthur149,50048.72%3,9021.27%D+22306,875593,13651.74%532,13789.72%57.67%
NJ04Joshua Welle126,76643.07%Chris Smith163,06555.40%4,5171.53%D+18294,348576,58451.05%52814691.60%55.73%
NJ05Josh Gottheimer169,54656.17%John McCann128,25542.49%4,0221.33%D+7301,823579,70252.07%525,84290.71%57.40%
NJ06Frank Pallone140,75263.63%Richard Pezzullo80,44336.37%0R+2221,195583,15337.93%456,72778.32%48.43%
NJ07Tom Malinowski166,98551.74%Leonard Lance150,78546.72%4,9721.54%D+16322,742584,20952.24%541,97392.77%59.55%
NJ08Albio Sires119,88178.12%John Muniz28,72518.72%4,8493.16%0153,455610,59525.13%390,31363.92%39.32%
NJ09Bill Pascrell140,83270.27%Eric Fisher57,85428.87%1,7300.86%R+1200,416600,70233.36%443,38873.81%45.20%
NJ10Donald Payne Jr.175,25387.56%Agha Khan20,19110.09%4,7152.36%D+3200,159598,91433.42%461,12276.99%43.41%
NJ11Mikie Sherrill183,68456.77%Jay Webber136,32242.13%3,5681.10%D+33323,574579,36255.85%557,55296.24%58.03%
NJ12Bonnie Watson Coleman173,33468.68%Daryl Kipnis79,04131.32%0D+6252,375592,13042.62%484,64281.85%52.07%
Total1,856,81959.92%1,198,664 38.68%43,2601.40%3,098,7437,026,84844.10%5,937,43284.50%52.19%
2016 - 2018

In 2018 Midterm elections there are a growing number of "tossup" Congressional Districts (33 House and 2 Senate). Cook Political Report

At this time we collected data only for NJ07 district.

Below are also all the NJ Congressional Districts with the likely outcome (from "fivethirtyeight"):

NJ map forecast after November 6

Details on NJ Congress 2019 Elections
NJ will hold State Assembly elections in 2019. The current Legistlative Districts "distribution" by party is:
PartyDistrictsNumber of Districts
Democrat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 27
Republican 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 39, 40 13

We are very open to assist other districts nationwide.
We also publish a quick reference sheet to help activists with arguments pro Democratic candidates and against the WH occupant.
This reference sheet has a section with Tom Malinowski (NJ07 Democratic candidate) position on key topics (information compiled by us, not provided by the candidate).