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Democratic House Candidates Received More Votes Than Republicans


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« on: November 10, 2012, 07:43:49 pm »

Democratic House Candidates Received More Votes Than Republicans

Posted: 11/08/2012 11:39 pm EST Updated: 11/08/2012 11:45 pm EST


While Republicans hung onto control of the House of Representatives after Tuesday's election, Democratic candidates across the U.S. received more total votes than Republican candidates did.

While not all ballots have been counted, Democrats hold an edge over Republicans in overall votes. According to ThinkProgress, 53,952,240 votes were cast for Democratic candidates, while Republican candidates received 53,402,643. However, thanks in part to redistricting, Republicans will hold more than half the seats in the House while receiving less than half of overall votes.

In Pennsylvania, for example, President Barack Obama received 52 percent of the vote, compared with Mitt Romney's 46.8 percent total. However, Democrats won only five of the state's 18 seats in the House of Representatives. As Slate's Dave Weigel points out, the state's congressional districts have been gerrymandered to keep suburban and rural areas red. Ohio shows a similar trend, with just four of the state's 16 seats going blue.

After Tuesday's election, the House total for next term stands at 234 Republicans to 195 Democrats, with six races still uncalled. Democrats currently lead in five of those six races. If those five win, Democrats will have picked up a net gain of seven House seats.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 07:48:28 pm »

   Obama    Romney
Electoral Votes
(270 to win)    332    206



Battleground States
   Obama    Romney
Virginia 99% Rpt.    50.8%    47.8%
Florida 99% Rpt.    50.0%    49.1%
N. Carolina 100% Rpt.    48.4%    50.6%
Ohio 100% Rpt.    50.1%    48.2%
New Hampshire 100% Rpt.    52.2%    46.4%
Colorado 100% Rpt.    51.2%    46.5%
Wisconsin 99% Rpt.    52.8%    46.1%
Iowa 100% Rpt.    52.1%    46.5%
Nevada 100% Rpt.    52.3%    45.7%
Popular Vote
   Obama    Romney
Total    61,710,131    58,504,025
Percent    50.5%    47.9%
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 07:49:18 pm »

Gerrymandering skews elections. My House district includes parts of three counties. My county section and another county would have elected the the loser but we get represented the guy picked by the third county section.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 07:51:04 pm »

More Americans are Dems than are Repubs.

Hardly surprising that Dems get more votes than Repubs.

Know what else? More Americans are liberals than are conservatives?

Oh, sure, now that the reactionaries have freighted the word "liberal" with their slanders, so when pollsters ask how people self-define, "conservative" gets more responses.

But when asked where Americans stand on various issues, they favor the liberal: pro choice (70%?) Social Security, Medicare etc.

America is a progressive nation majority Democratic.

Face it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 04:03:11 pm »

That's cuz Republicans lost all their Ron Paul supporters.  Now the party will go the way of the Dixiecrats politically only globalist manipulation will keep their party active.
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