Democracy Defended Report
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The 2018 elections proved to be record-breaking: 39 million early ballots cast (an increase from the 20 million early ballots in the 2014 midterm elections), $5.2 billion spent (an increase from the previous $4.4 billion record in 2016), and the highest voter turnout percentage (49.2) in a midterm election since 1914.3 The election sent an unprecedented number of women to Congress—more than 100 in total, including the first Native American women, the first Muslim American women, and the first openly bisexual woman ever to serve in that body.