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  •  GOP got more votes (4+ / 0-)
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    pistolSO, Lujane, VClib, NormAl1792

    Analysis claiming otherwise was wrong.

    That said, they didn't get enough votes to merit the 30+ margin in Reps. Should be pretty close.

    Voters need to vote down ballot for us to win the House. Obama got 62 million votes (and counting). House Dems got 56 million (and counting). Leaving 10% of the votes on the table isn't going to work out well when the GOP only has 3% undervote.

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

    by grubber on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:35:26 PM PST

    •  Please provide evidence (4+ / 0-)

      According to this article:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      ...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.
      Where is your evidence that "GOP got more votes"?
    •  Really ..... (2+ / 0-)
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      Deep Texan, Aviate

      Do you have a link for that? Everything I've heard has indicated that Dems had more votes - albeit by a quite small margin

      Huffington Post

      •  See above (0+ / 0-)

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

        by grubber on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:00:05 PM PST

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      •  Latest #s (0+ / 0-)

        Source: http://hosted.ap.org/...

        That has all contested races, including short term ones to fill unexpired seats for this session. Backing those out gives the Dems a 930,245 lead (55,879,116 to 54,948,871) in current contested races. That is actually a jump of 120K in the last day, so prospects for the Dems is looking up.

        The problem with these numbers, and the numbers at your link, is they do not include uncontested races. The GOP had 9 to the Dems' 4. Finding all these races is hard, but two from Ohio were at 240K votes each, so assume that is the average and the GOP picks up 1.2 million votes on the margin. The ThinkProgress numbers at your link had a 550K gap in contested races, and that had only grown to 700K a couple of days ago, so it looked pretty safe for the GOP. Adding 100K+ each of the last two days presents a different picture.

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

        by grubber on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:57:05 AM PST

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        •  Slight edit (0+ / 0-)

          I was remembering 810K as the contested lead yesterday, but it was 820K, so the latest numbers are only a 110K jump.

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

          by grubber on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:11:01 AM PST

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