NBC reported on Wednesday that Democrats defeated Republicans by the largest margin of victory since the party earned 8.7 million more votes than Republicans in 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon (R) resigned from the Oval Office.

So far, Democrats have earned 53.1 percent of the overall vote in this month’s House races while Republicans took 45.2 percent – and the gap is reportedly widening as more votes roll in.

Democrats have earned a 234 to 199 majority in the incoming House as two seats have yet to be called, giving them a net gain of almost 40 House seats.