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"News political analyst Steve Roberts is with us through this morning. Steve your plate is full this morning. Yes. It is. Here's one very interesting. Takeaway, and that is the power of women both as candidates and voters up and down. If you look at the democratic victory that gave him the house fueled by women voters and often. They were women candidates stated Virginia. Good example. Three Republican seats flip to the Democrats. All three women candidates with the Torius. And if you look at the votes women's voted democratic by nineteen points yesterday men, Republican by four points agenda after twenty three points. Eighty four women in the house of representatives going into the election. You're almost certainly will be more than one hundred for the first time in our history of the country more than one hundred women in the house of representatives. Also in a number of governors racist democratic women did well, Kansas. Maine, Michigan all elected democratic women. And there were some Republican women as well. I female governor of South Dakota. So definitely was a new evening where women were critically important with the Democrats taking over the US house. So what does the future look like for the President Trump administration? Well, it's going to be painful. The fact is that even though the democratic majority is slim that means they take over every committee. That means they have more money to hire. Researchers and investigators they have the power to hold hearings and witnesses and maybe their single biggest power is summed up in one word in that its subpoena. Republicans change you lose a couple years ago. So that a house committee chairman can issue a subpoena without even consulting the minority. So Republicans love that idea when they were in control and suddenly now they're going to be the victims of that. The Democrats already have a long list of issues that they're going to be. Oh, no. Careful they have to use that power modestly and reasonably or else it could blow up in their face. And they certainly don't have any grounds for starting impeachment hearings at this point. But there were many many issues starting with come finances. The president's tax returns some of his regulatory changes in areas like bar, mental control a very legitimate targets of Democrats in power as of this morning, really shifts in Washington and Democrats have much more leverage in the new congress. And they've had in the past Democrats had such high hopes in the south for Andrew gillum and Florida Stacey Abrams and Georgia Beto O'Rourke in Texas all three apparently are going down to defeat. Is there any kind of common denominators theory on on that? Well, it is still a country where it is hard for candidates of color to win statewide races. They can win in the house because of the narrower districts. But it is still very tough in this country. We've had only a handful of non white governors in the whole history of this country. We have only three senators color. So this is still a fight. But if you look at the underlying demographics in a state like Texas. Yes, federal lost became very close. And the fact is the vote the non my go-to Texas was forty one percent. That's the future that number is only going to go up, and it's only going to go up in Texas. It's only gonna go up in Florida. It's only gonna go up in Arizona and Nevada and many other states. And so that the Republican party if you look at the demographics. They were clearly the party of aging white men in each election going forward. Percentage of the electorate of aging white lane is going to get smaller percentage of minorities is going to get larger. And this is a is a demographic trend, it's undeniable. He's voters has already been born. This is not guess what? And so while this was not a good night for those democratic candidates. The future looks brighter for candidates of color as these demographics. Really changed the face of America. Stephen all you have to run thanks for helping us sort it all out ABC news political analysts Steve Roberts. Komo news. Time five twenty one. And the propel insurance money update. Seven out of ten voters say the tax cuts that congress passed nearly a year ago have not helped their personal finances and NBC news exit poll finds only twenty nine percent of people surveyed say the cuts have helped them forty five percents say they haven't seen any change. Twenty two percent say the changes in tax policy of left them worse off financially the exit poll shows that higher income voters were twice as likely as voters in the low income households to say that the tax law changes have helped their finances. Wall Street futures are higher. Dow up about one hundred twenty six this morning up sixteen NASDAQ futures up fifty nine we already have some problems on the roads this morning. We'll talk about that coming up next. Komo news time five twenty two. Information."