Numbers -How close was it? (a la Karl Rove 2006)

One of the smartest talking points Karl Rove used after 2006 was to go around saying: “They won the House by 85,961 votes out of over 80 million cast and the Senate by a mere 3,562 out of over 62 million cast.”  And he used it to argue that really the Democrats don’t have a mandate.

Is anyone planning to tally the numbers on how many more combined votes Dems would have needed in the closest districts to keep the House in 2010?

I’d also like to get tallies and develop talking points on all the close races won and lost:

  • With X more votes, we could have held X more Senate seats.
  • If we’d had X less votes, we would have lost X more House seats and X more Senate seats.

Very important talking points to let people know the importance of their votes and to inspire organizers, volunteers and field operations in the future.

Also, listing out the closest races (ie. It looks like McNerney in CA-11 won by just 121 votes –great job everyone who volunteered on his campaign)

Anyone planning to tally these?

(if not, I’ll do it eventually)




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