United States elections, 1946

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The 1946 United States midterm elections were held on November 5, 1946. Incumbent President of the United States Harry Truman and the Democratic Party suffered large losses.

Democrats lost fifty-four seats to the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, and Democrats also lost eleven seats to the Republicans in the U.S. Senate, allowing Republicans to take control of both chambers. A Progressive also lost a seat to a Republican.[1]

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  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1946". U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 27 December 2011.