Flipping 24 Seats is Not Unprecedented
There have been swings of 24 seats or more in than half of the midterm elections since 1994. The last time Democrats took the House with that kind of swing was the 2006 midterm election, when they picked up 32 seats. In 2010, as the Tea Party came into office, Republicans took control of the House by flipping 64 seats. They have held the chamber ever since.