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  •  Lurking attydave here (6+ / 0-)

    Hey Kos:

    Absolutely Fantastic, Great & Awesome Job with the site, the team and everything you have built and done and continue to do. Really. You Totally Rock. Thanks so much.

    I saw a rather fascinating blurb on the Ed Show the other night that (with tons of ballots still uncounted and notwithstanding the Ds only modestly reducing the R majority) D House candidates were holding a small but presumably altogether durable lead over R House candidates  -  when all the nationwide votes are aggregated and compared.  

    Perhaps it is just me, but this fact seems to be of potential huge importance, and if it continues to hold true in the final count, I would therefore like to please suggest that it may be well-deserving of the full Orange Megaphone treatment of gathering and enhancing its force to the maximum possible extent.

    Basically, the way I see it, given that the R's widespread and extreme gerrymandering / manipulation of districts is ridiculous and absurd to an almost criminal degree, if we could use the national congressional vote count to show and amplify the utter illegitimacy of the Teabaggers and BooHooBoehner's obstuctionistic platform, it could be a great service for the cause of democracy.

    Thanks again.

    David

     

    •  Yes, dave (4+ / 0-)

      I have been posting the same for days.

      We won the house vote.  Big, big news.  Mandate.

      Also proves that we are not getting representation in the House.  This must be fixed, somehow, someway.

    •  Unfortunately not (1+ / 0-)
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      I diaried this a couple days ago based on my own research, and then found the ThinkProgress article with the same conclusion. When I was looking closer at the AP XML data feed I was using, I noticed that they weren't including votes for uncontested seats. ThinkProgress also noted that they weren't including uncontested seats.

      The problem is that there were votes for these uncontested seats. Boehner was uncontested, but the OH SOS results show he got 240K votes vs a couple hundred write-ins. His votes aren't included in the 'Dems win House PV' analysis. There are uncontested seats on both sides, but the GOP had five more than the Dems. Assuming all got a similar number of votes, the GOP would add 1.2 million votes, and as of last night the current numbers excluding the uncontested seats only gave the Dems a 700K lead.

      When all votes have been counted, maybe we squeak ahead, but I don't think there are enough votes left to give us the lead.

      When you are reality based, sometimes reality sucks.

      Disclaimer: If the above comment can possibly be construed as snark, it probably is.

      by grubber on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:25:39 AM PST

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      •  Hey G (1+ / 0-)
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        when it's all tallied up I hope you find time to write another diary about it.

        thanks

        we need to spend more time on the House around here.

        I read in an email today that Grayson got 62% of the vote this time? this after losing last time. That must be one swingin' district. or the boundaries moved.

        An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

        by mightymouse on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:40:01 AM PST

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