Republicans won the House, but Democrats had 1m more votes

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Republicans won the House, but Democrats had 1m more votes

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Post by Foggy » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:16 am

[link]Republicans Can’t Claim Mandate as Democrats Top House Vote,http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-1 ... votes.html[/link]





Democrats failed to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives even though they won 1 million more votes than Republicans.











The 435 House elections produced the anomalous result of Republicans winning more seats and Democrats winning more votes.





Democrats led Republicans by 56 million to 55 million votes nationally, according to unofficial tallies from the Associated Press. It’s the first time since 1996 that one party won more House seats while winning fewer votes, according to data compiled by the House Clerk’s office. The outcome is the product in part of Republican-dominated redrawing of House seat boundaries after the 2010 census and of population shifts.


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