Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fact of the Day: 2018 U.S. Senate Outcome

The 2018 U.S. Senate Elections proved to be one of the oddest outcomes in U.S. electoral history. While the Republican Party gained two seats in the Senate, they only did so with 39.1% of the popular vote (all elections pooled together) compared to the Democrat's 59.3% share of the popular vote among Senate candidates. Historically in any election or country, a party with 55% or more of the popular vote would gain an all-right majority in a legislature, not lose more seats and remain in opposition. 

5 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

I didn't know that.

Pat Hatt said...

Weird how things go these days

roughterrain crane said...

Is there anyone who knows the tricks of this?

Martha said...

That just doesn't make sense.

Kirk said...

Boggles the mind.