Washington Post Says Republican Candidates for U.S. House Received 5,500,000 More Votes than Democratic Candidates

This Washington Post story seems to say that Republican nominees for U.S. House received approximately 5,500,000 more votes than Democratic nominees did, although one must study the graph to learn that number. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link.


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Washington Post Says Republican Candidates for U.S. House Received 5,500,000 More Votes than Democratic Candidates — 7 Comments

  1. You are misreading the graph. The bars represent the seat plurality, with the scale on the left. The line represents the popular vote plurality with the scale on the right.

    The same information is presented in the chart. The uppermost red dot, is 2014, which indicates a 60+ seat plurality, and around 5.5 million popular vote plurality.

    The large red dot represents 2012, which is considered anomalous due to the small Democratic plurality.

  2. How about trying to get the various hacks in the govts to have UNIFORM reporting systems ???

    Office Name Party Votes Percent

    SOOOOOOO difficult for the MORONS in govts and the media.
    —-
    The winning gerrymander HACKS will claim their mandate from Hell regardless of any actual vote totals.

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.
    Will the 2014 gerrymander election set things really off ???
    Stay tuned.

  3. I’ll be waiting to see how many votes were cast for 3rd party and independent candidates. I seem to recall that the votes for those candidates were greater than the spread between the Republicans and the Democrats.

  4. Due to zillions of absentee ballots and provisional ballots the early voting results are dubious at best.

    i.e. will take WEEKS to get final results.

  5. “I seem to recall that the votes for those candidates [3rd party and Independent candidates] were greater than the spread between the Republicans and the Democrats.”

    If there is evidence supporting this, let’s all work to get early voting stated on the 1st day following the date scheduled for holding General Elections in the United States in 2014 and every two (2) years thereafter.

    We all ought to win in a landslide.

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