Voter turnout really was as high as predicted in last week's midterms.
According to the U.S. Elections Project, 49.2% of the eligible voting population--just shy of 116 million people--voted on Nov. 6, the highest recorded rate for a midterm election since 1914.
On average, 40% of eligible voters actually vote in non-presidential elections. That number was even lower in 2014, when just 36.4% voted--the lowest in 70 years.