Friday, November 9, 2012

The House

I don't have much to say about this on a Friday afternoon, but it seemed worth passing along:
It can be a bit difficult to tally up the popular vote in House elections because you have to go ballot by ballot, and many incumbents run unopposed. But The Washington Post’s Dan Keating did the work and found that Democrats got 54,301,095 votes while Republicans got 53,822,442. That’s a close election — 48.8%-48.5% –but it’s still a popular vote win for the Democrats. Those precise numbers might change a bit as the count finalizes, but the tally isn’t likely to flip.
Of course, the total House tally is a meaningless number in terms of who runs the House. It would seem to suggest that the Republicans must have had an awfully successful redistricting plan though.

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