The anticipated blue wave was not the tsunami Democrats were hoping for.
The Democrats accomplished their goal of winning back the House of Representatives but fell short of regaining control of the Senate.
The Democrats had already won the 23 seats needed to flip the House back in their favor as votes are still being counted.
In California, there are two races for the coveted seats being closely watched by Annenberg Media. District 25, which consists of North LA County, showcased Katie Hill (D) and Steve Knight (R). As of noon Wednesday, Hill was ahead with 51 percent of the votes and by midday Knight had conceded.
Just south of LA is the District 39 race between Young Kim (R) and Gil Cisneros (D) in Inland Orange County. Kim had a slim lead over Cisneros. Harley Rouda (D) and Dana Rohrabacher (R) are running in District 48, which is Coastal Orange County. Rouda was leading the race with 51 percent.
District 50, which is south San Diego, was called around noon on Wednesday. Duncan Hunter (R) defeated Ammar Campa-Najjar (D). In August, Hunter was indicted for misuse of campaign funds.
In the Senate, the Republicans could only afford to lose one seat but ended up gaining two. Three races are still being watched. In Arizona, two women faced off for John McCain's seat. Martha McSally (R) was leading with 49 percent, while her opponent, Kyrsten Sinema (D) had 48 percent. Rick Scott (R) and Bill Nelson (D) were deadlocked at 50 percent in Florida.
Mississippi's seat was a special circumstance meaning if neither candidate makes it to 50 percent, the two will compete in a run-off. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) was leading with 42 percent and her opponent Mike Espy (D) had 41 percent.
Democrats also made ground in the governor's races. Seven states changed colors from red to blue. Kansas, a historically red state, turned blue last night. Laura Kelly (D) defeated Kris Kobach (R) by almost 46,000 votes.
In LA County, the current sheriff, Jim McDonnell, is facing Alex Villanueva. Villanueva is currently ahead in votes by a very narrow margin. The next update on this race will not come until Friday afternoon, the LA County Registrar's Office reported this morning.
"I haven't looked at the demographics breakdown yet I understand that there was an anticipation that voter turnout was going to at least double from at least the last midterm election," said Alex Vendenberg, a Vote USC representative.
California has had historically low voter turnouts for gubernatorial elections. This year was no exception. As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, only 37 percent of all eligible voters in California cast a ballot. In the last midterm election, only 42 percent voted. Presidential elections typically draw larger numbers. In 2016, 75 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. For reference, 39.5 million people live in California. The LA County Registrar's Office has counted 1,975,855 ballots so far.
Voter turnout for the entire country has not been determined yet as ballots are still being counted. The number of early voters was 39 million, up from 27.4 million in 2014.
Another win for the Democrats of California was Proposition 6. Voters decided not to repeal the gas tax or vehicle registration. The measure was voted down by 55 percent of voters.