I have heard on the show that democrats one popular vote in these elections but lost seats.My research shows something different in 2010 republicans had over 5 and half million votes in house and in senate over 3.5 million in the senate than the democratic party. 2014 republicans got 3.5 million more then democratsin the house and 3.5 million more than senate . Did i miss something?

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Howard Laverne ... 2 years 12 weeks ago
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If that were true, the Republicans would go way out of their way to Crow about it

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Springman 2 years 12 weeks ago
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http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/05/gerrymandering-rigged-2014-elections-re...

"In 2012, the first congressional election after the last round of gerrymandering, Democratic House candidates won 50.59 percent of the vote — or 1.37 million more votes than Republican candidates — yet secured only 201 seats in Congress, compared to 234 seats for Republicans. The House of Representatives, the “people’s house,” no longer requires the most votes for power.

As the results from this year [2014] roll in, we see a similar dynamic. Republican gerrymandering means Democratic voters are packed tightly into single districts, while Republicans are spread out in such a way to translate into the most congressional seats for the GOP."

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Senate Democrats got 20 million more votes than Senate Republicans. Which means basically nothing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/01/05/senate-democra...

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