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Forums - Politics Discussion - US Midterm Elections 2018- Dems take the House, GOP Keeps the Senate.

 

Who did you vote for?

GOP Rep and GOP Senator 20 30.77%
 
Democrat Rep and Democrat Senator 38 58.46%
 
GOP Rep and Democrat Senator 0 0%
 
Democrat Rep and GOP Senator 4 6.15%
 
Third Party/Other 3 4.62%
 
Total:65
JWeinCom said:
Weird how the Senate and House are going in different direction. I guess it's where the seats are but you'd expect to see the same general trend,

Not American so could be wrong, but I've read that only part of the Senate's seats were being renewed, and most of the renewed ones were already democrats, so they can't gain a lot there.

The House is entirely renewed? 



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JWeinCom said:
Weird how the Senate and House are going in different direction. I guess it's where the seats are but you'd expect to see the same general trend,

Nah. Every House seat is up for election but only a third of Senate seats. It's just a cyclical thing that this round happened to favor Republicans.



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eva01beserk said:
Gop has a chance to keep the house still.

In the same sense that the Jets have a chance of making the playoffs, yes.

Faelco said:
JWeinCom said:
Weird how the Senate and House are going in different direction. I guess it's where the seats are but you'd expect to see the same general trend,

Not American so could be wrong, but I've read that only part of the Senate's seats were being renewed, and most of the renewed ones were already democrats, so they can't gain a lot there.

The House is entirely renewed? 

Yeah.  The house is entirely renewed.  Senate seats change every six years, house every two.  So, every even numbered year the entire house is up.

Signalstar said:
JWeinCom said:
Weird how the Senate and House are going in different direction. I guess it's where the seats are but you'd expect to see the same general trend,

Nah. Every House seat is up for election but only a third of Senate seats. It's just a cyclical thing that this round happened to favor Republicans.

Yeah, I understand that, but it seems that republicans are actually performing better than expected in senate races.  you'd expect even if the seats themselves favored the republicans the margins would be worse than they are.  But, I'm not an expert, so I could be wrong to be surprised.



JWeinCom said:
eva01beserk said:
Gop has a chance to keep the house still.

In the same sense that the Jets have a chance of making the playoffs, yes.

Faelco said:

Not American so could be wrong, but I've read that only part of the Senate's seats were being renewed, and most of the renewed ones were already democrats, so they can't gain a lot there.

The House is entirely renewed? 

Yeah.  The house is entirely renewed.  Senate seats change every six years, house every two.  So, every even numbered year the entire house is up.

Signalstar said:

Nah. Every House seat is up for election but only a third of Senate seats. It's just a cyclical thing that this round happened to favor Republicans.

Yeah, I understand that, but it seems that republicans are actually performing better than expected in senate races.  you'd expect even if the seats themselves favored the republicans the margins would be worse than they are.  But, I'm not an expert, so I could be wrong to be surprised.

i know nothing of sports, so i assume you are mocking.



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Ted Cruz is such a failure and although I am glad he won, he damaged himself so badly he almost let Beto beat him. Cruz, next time don't suggest people vote for Hilliary Clinton. You betray the Republican party way too many times with shit like that.



Obviously disappointing that the Dems won the House, but it was what most people expected. Next two years are going to be interesting.



Nothing to see here, move along

Yup, sounds about right. I'm satisfied, wish dems could have taken the senate too but yeah, gotta start somewhere. Gillum's race was depressing though. Almost had it.



eva01beserk said:
JWeinCom said:

In the same sense that the Jets have a chance of making the playoffs, yes.

Yeah.  The house is entirely renewed.  Senate seats change every six years, house every two.  So, every even numbered year the entire house is up.

Yeah, I understand that, but it seems that republicans are actually performing better than expected in senate races.  you'd expect even if the seats themselves favored the republicans the margins would be worse than they are.  But, I'm not an expert, so I could be wrong to be surprised.

i know nothing of sports, so i assume you are mocking.

I wouldn't say mocking exactly.  I was just giving an example of something mathematically possible, but practically impossible.



Interesting stats by popular vote
House
Dems- 38m (50%)
GOP- 36.8m (48%)
Senate
Dem- 32.3m (53.7%)
GOP- 26.9m (44.8%)

Governor

GOP- 31.9m (49.3%)

Dem- 30.8m (48.1%)
All the results are not in so these are going to change.

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