In last month’s midterms, Republican House candidates have won about 54 million votes and Democrats have taken about 51 million — translating into a three percentage point advantage for the GOP. Some votes are still uncounted, but Democrats are not positioned to pull ahead in the final tally. Yet readers have bombarded me with tweets and emails, questioning whether these vote totals accurately measure which party Americans preferred in 2022.
Did uncontested races cost the Democrats the House popular vote?
December 6, 2022