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Nate Silver points out what we've all known for a while: we're in in uncharted territory here.

Two weeks ago nearly 61 million people turned out to vote for Democratic House candidates. That's getting pretty close to Trump's vote total two years ago. Granted, he's a popular vote loser of course. But still. There's no precedent for this in a midterm election.

(When the GOP had their impressive 63-seat pickup in 2010, their candidates got about 45 million votes--nowhere near the ~70 million Obama had received two years earlier and nowhere near what the Dems just got.)

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Nate Silver points out what we've all known for a while: we're in in uncharted territory here.

Two weeks ago nearly 61 million people turned out to vote for Democratic House candidates. That's getting pretty close to Trump's vote total two years ago. Granted, he's a popular vote loser of course. But still. There's no precedent for this in a midterm election.

(When the GOP had their impressive 63-seat pickup in 2010, their candidates got about 45 million votes--nowhere near the ~70 million Obama had received two years earlier and nowhere near what the Dems just got.)

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When the GOP had their impressive 63-seat pickup in 2010, their candidates got about 45 million votes
We can thank gerrymandering for this one...And for Dems not picking up more than what they did this year.
 

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Nate Silver points out what we've all known for a while: we're in in uncharted territory here.

Two weeks ago nearly 61 million people turned out to vote for Democratic House candidates. That's getting pretty close to Trump's vote total two years ago. Granted, he's a popular vote loser of course. But still. There's no precedent for this in a midterm election.

(When the GOP had their impressive 63-seat pickup in 2010, their candidates got about 45 million votes--nowhere near the ~70 million Obama had received two years earlier and nowhere near what the Dems just got.)

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Left-of-center voters are in significant numbers, but it would be nice if they weren't concentrated into blue states.
 

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Left-of-center voters are in significant numbers, but it would be nice if they weren't concentrated into blue states.

You can't really lose when you get 61 million votes in a midterm, but yes they should've won bigger with those numbers. Much bigger. But a win's a win and the days of this administration's actions and power going unchecked are coming to an end.
 

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You can't really lose when you get 61 million votes in a midterm, but yes they should've won bigger with those numbers. Much bigger. But a win's a win and the days of this administration's actions and power going unchecked are coming to an end.

I can't remember the state (Minnesota? Wisconsin? I dunno), but I saw a chart showing how Democrats handily won the popular vote and handily lost the elections. Gerrymandering at its finest.

I've stated this in another thread, but the basis for power in Congressional oversight is the DOJ following through on delivering subpoenas and making arrests when contempt of Congress is declared. Since Whitaker appears to be thoroughly corrupt, I'm wondering what the House would do if they subpoenaed the White House and Whitaker simply says, "No."
 
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