Free Markets, Free People
First some numbers
Well first a little prediction validation. The House – I said “196/239 GOP – a solid majority.” There are still some races to be finalized, but the Republican count presently sits at 239. I’m no Nate Silver, but I’m pretty pleased with that.
On the Senate, I said “final tally 51/49 Dems. +8 for the GOP”. It stands at +6 with the Washington and Colorado races to go. Unfortunately I think the Dems will end up taking both of those.
I didn’t do governors here, but at another site, Liberty Pundits, I said the GOP would go 31 –18-1 in total governorships. Right now it stands at 27 – 15 – 1 with 7 yet to be called. In those 7, 4 have the GOP candidate with a slight lead and 3 have Dems with a slight lead. If they finish that way, the total will be 31-18-1.
Some numbers no one paid much attention too but are tied in with the governors races – what happened in some statehouses. Don’t forget this is a reapportionment year since we’ve had a census. So the GOP has positioned itself very well with the governorships it has won (or will win). Yesterday, movement in state legislatures all went to the right.
State Senates shifting control from [Democrats to Republican]: MN, WI, ME, NH, NY, NC, AL. From [GOP to Democrats]– zero. State Houses shifting control from [Democrats to Republicans]: ME, NH, PA, OH, IN, MI, WI, IA, OR, NC, AL. From [GOP to Democrats]– zero.
More to come.