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David Wasserman Collects the Vote for U.S. House by Party

Published on December 15, 2012, by in General.

David Wasserman not only has been tracking the presidential vote totals, he also has been tracking the vote for U.S. House by party. See this chart, which shows the vote for each district by party. His chart shows that Democratic nominees for U.S. House received more popular votes than Republican nominees did, yet, as is well known, Republicans won more seats.

His chart lumps in votes received on minor party labels into the major party columns, in instances in which a congressional candidate is nominated by both a major party and a minor party. But if he separated out the minor party votes for fusion nominees, the chart would still show more popular votes for Democrats than for Republicans. The January 1, 2013 Ballot Access News paper edition will also have a chart showing the vote by party for U.S. House, by state, but the BAN chart will not merge the minor party vote into the major party columns in cases of fusion.

7 Responses

  1. Deemer from California

    Richard:

    Isn’t it more appropriate to only compare those Congressional races where there WAS a major party contest? Due to the presence of top-2 in California, Louisiana & Washington State AND some candidates in other Districts throughout the Country being either unopposed or only having minor-party and/or Independent opponents, would the National results still be the same within that smaller Universe of races?

  2. Richard Winger

    #1, I have heard that someone else did collect the vote by party for U.S. House, and that person did exclude races without both a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot. But again, the results showed more votes for Democrats than for Republicans.

  3. Demo Rep

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V. — so the party votes stuff means something.

  4. Will Fenwick

    Looks like the best third party/independent candidate for house race was Bill Bloomfield, who got 46.3% against Henry Waxman!
    I wonder if Bloomfield had the financial resources to go toe to toe with Waxman if he could beat him. It certainty makes him look vulnerable for 2014!

  5. Demo Rep

    #4 The 46.3 pct will be used in any pending/future lawsuits to pound all opponents of top 2 primaries.

    i.e. BB came *close* to winning, therefore there is NO problem with top 2 primaries.

    Totally ignores the EVIL rigged gerrymander districts in ALL States.
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    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  6. Will Fenwick

    It was the worst election return Waxman saw since he first ran for congress! BOOYAA!

  7. Deemer from California

    Reply to #5 and #6:

    Financially, it was a competitive race between Henry Waxman and Bill Bloomfield. Additionally, he received several major endorsements from “moderate” Republicans like ex-Governor Pete Wilson. With redistricting over 1/3 of the District was brand new to Waxman. As soon as the Redistricting Commission approved the new boundaries he spent a lot of time and money introducing himself to his new constituents. Now that the SoS Office has certified the election, it would be interesting to just see how large of an area Bloomfield actually won in the 33rd District.

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