The White House
Winner: Democrats (Obama).
Results: Democrats 290/ Republicans 248. A much closer race than 2008’s result of 365 / 173.
Majority of Seats: Democrats
Results: Democrats 53 seats / Republicans 47. Both parties hold onto exactly the same number of seats as last election.
House of Representatives
Majority of Seats: Republican
Results: Democrats 187 seats / Republicans 248. That means the Democrats lose a total of 7 seats to the Republicans (current house is 194 / 241).
|Arizona (1st district)||Republican|
|California (7th district)||Republican|
|Iowa (3rd district)||Republican|
|Illinois (12th district)||Democrats|
|Michigan (1st district)||Republican|
As a bit of a lefty it’s good to see that Obama should win the presidency fairly comfortably, but the predicted loss of so many seats in the House of Reps is a real shame.
Oh well, at least it’ll be kind of fun to see how close I get to the truth. Let’s wait and see …