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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:34 PM

Dem. House Candidates Received More Votes Than Reps. [View all]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/house-candidates-votes_n_2096978.html

According to ThinkProgress, 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.


I know that Dem Senators have received far more votes than Repugs. And the population of the States represented by Dem Senators is much larger than that of the Repug Senators.

But this is the first I've seen that even though they have a 40 member edge, the Repugs got fewer votes for the House than Dems.

The have truly been rejected by the populace. But they have gerrymandered their way into more power than this country wants to give them.

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