Carville: "It's Not Going To Be A Wave Election" For Democrats, It's "Dissipating"

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James Carville said the Democrats will not have a wave election in the 8pm hour of MSNBC's election night coverage. He said there is still a good chance that Democrats win the House but some races will be nail-biters.

"There was some hope the Democrats would have a wave election. It's not going to be a wave election," Carville said. "It could still be a good election. You know, there's a lot of trauma left in Florida, and some of the stuff out of Texas that Carnegie put up particularly Williamson County, I thought was encouraging."

"I see the chances of a wave kind of dissipating every time I see something on the board," Carville said.





JAMES CARVILLE: Well, 2016, I sat between Chuck Todd and Hugh Hewitt. Chuck Todd said Hillary was running ahead of Obama in Prince William [County] in Virginia and Hillsborough [County] in Florida and I said, 'great.' Hugh Hewitt said Upshot said 65% chance that Trump wins Florida and I knew right there, and the blood did go out of my face.

Tonight, there was some hope the Democrats would have a wave election. It's not going to be a wave election. It could still be a good election. You know, there's a lot of trauma left in Florida, and some of the stuff out of Texas that Carnegie put up particularly Williamson County, I thought was encouraging.

It's still a lot of politics left. But I will wait and see, hopefully the Democrats get the House back. I was a little more optimistic about Florida than it's turned out to be and I think we're in for a nail biter in a lot of places tonight...

I think they're going to do well in some of these suburban seats, you know. Places like North Carolina, some of them in Georgia will do well, pick ups in Texas. But the aspiration that they pick up a lot of seats doesn't seem like it's coming to fruition. A lot of them will be close. Still a good chance that the Democrats win the House. But I see the chances of a wave kind of dissipating every time I see something on the board.

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