Democrats Lost Midterms By 3.5 Million Votes, But Still ‘Won?’


At a glance

  • Republicans won over 3 million more votes than Democrats during this year’s midterm elections, but it did not stop them from losing key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races over the last two weeks.
  • Numbers from the Cook Political Report show that the GOP leads Democrats by roughly 3.5 million votes when combining all 435 House seats, with ballots still being unsettled in a pair of races in California and Colorado.

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