Saturday, November 17, 2012

Election Day Scoreboard

John Tully

Obama re-elected, winning every swing state (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Virgina.)

Democrats gain seats in both the House (preliminary: +6) & Senate (+4 from 51 to 53+2 Inde.), retaining control of the Senate. The Dems had 23 Senate seats to defend while Republicans only had to defend 10. Not only did they SWEEP all 23 Democratic races, but they picked up two more.

Maryland, Maine, and Washington all voted FOR Marriage Equality.

Minnesota upheld their existing law.

Iowa judge David Wiggins who upheld Marriage Equality in his state won reelection despite a concentrated effort to unseat him.

Sherrod Brown retained his Senate seat despite being the most heavily targeted Democratic Senator in the country by the Right Wing SuperPAC's.

Wisconsin elected the nations' first openly gay Senator, Tammy Baldwin.

Tammy Duckworth took out "deadbeat dad" and all-around super-douchbag Joe Walsh.

Washington State & Colorado decriminalized recreational Marijuana.

Massachusetts passes a law allowing medical Marijuana.

Democrats win Senate seats in deep red North Dakota & West Virginia (Heidi Heitkamp & Joe Manchin.)

Swing state New Hampshire elects women to EVERY seat (Both Senate and both House seats.)

The "Redefine Rape" guys, Todd Akin, Roscoe Bartlett & Richard Mourdock all lost... BIG. (side note: Akin & Bartlet were also both on the House Science Committee. No joke.)

Allen West is out (but not gracefully.)

Alan Grayson is back in.

Most women in Senate EVER (18.)

Missouri, Montana, West Virginia elected Democratic governors.

Obama becomes first Democrat since FDR to win two elections with more than 50% of the popular vote.

Obama won 70% of the Jewish vote despite all the fear-mongering over Israel.

Obama won 73% of the Asian vote.

Obama won 71% of the Latino vote.

Democrats have won the popular vote in 5 of the past 6 presidential elections (2004 being the outlier.)

1 comment:

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Atlast the election is over.. And once obama prove their status..