Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:34 AM
Tony_FLADEM (2,800 posts)
Republicans Canít Declare Mandate With More Democrat House Votes
Democrats failed to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives even though they won 1 million more votes than Republicans. The number of states backing Senate and presidential candidates of the same party grew to the largest in at least 60 years. And President Barack Obama made history by losing every county in West Virginia.
These are among the findings in data compiled by Bloomberg on the 2012 election results, which call attention to an electorate that is increasingly polarized and two major parties that are as ideologically distinct as ever.
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Democrats led Republicans by 56 million to 55 million votes nationally, according to unofficial tallies from the Associated Press. Itís the first time since 1996 that one party won more House seats while winning fewer votes, according to data compiled by the House Clerkís office. The outcome is the product in part of Republican-dominated redrawing of House seat boundaries after the 2010 census and of population shifts.
In North Carolina, Republican candidates garnered a total of 2.14 million votes in the 13 districts, winning nine. Democrats gained a total of 2.22 million votes, winning three districts and leading in a fourth.
In Pennsylvania, Republicans won 13 of the 18 districts even as they lost the aggregate vote by 2.7 million to 2.6 million
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Republicans Canít Declare Mandate With More Democrat House Votes (Original post)
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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:01 AM
freshwest (53,659 posts)
1. Tom Delay's permanent Republican majority, by hook or crook. In this case, by both. It sucks.
AFAIK, nothing can be done until the next census in 2020. This is why Nordquist says they had the next twenty years mapped out. Will Democratic voters stay the course or stay home in 2014?
While Grover was unable to install his designated Robosigner-in-Chief, the GOP have already shown this week, despite the majority opposing them, they have no intention of giving up on their hateful policy to suppress voters and women.
They will continue fight their war of obstruction and attrition, with their media inflaming their base and demoralizing Democratic voters by disinformation about what the Democrats and Obama are working to do to get this country back on track.
Why do they do this, one might ask? Try this blast from the past for a laugh, but this is serious:
Why does the Republican Party zealously pursue policies so obviously counter to the best interests of ordinary Americans?
Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
Exposing the ugly truth about the Republican Party's diabolical plot to replace constitutional democracy with an oligarchic fascist theocracy...