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Nov 14, 2006 12:36 pm

Midterm Numbers

Here's a shameless plug for an article I posted on the HNN homepage.

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It's Richard Neumann's analysis of election stats.

Chief Finding: " The Democrats were robbed in both the Senate and the House."

Judging by the number of votes Democratic candidates actually won, their majorities in both houses should be far larger. In the House the D's should have won 250 seats at least based on their winning between 53 and 54 percent of the national vote.

In the Senate D's will now represent 95 million voters over the R's 85 million.

What stopped D's from picking up overwhelming majorities in both houses? Our old friends: Gerrymandering in the HR and Sherman's Compromise in the Senate.

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