Think Progress reports that Democrats continue to amass votes, even 6 weeks after the election, for seats in the House of Representatives. So how come Republicans will be sitting in those seats?
The bottom line?
More than a month after the election, the Democrats’ popular vote lead expanded significantly. Based on current tallies, Democrats now lead Republicans 59,343,447 to 58,178,393 in total votes cast for their House candidates — meaning that the American people preferred Democrats over Republicans by nearly a full percentage point of the total vote. Yet, despite clearly losing the popular vote, Republicans will control nearly 54 percent of the seats in the House in the 113th Congress.
This disparity between the will of the American people and the actual outcome of the election did not happen by accident — it is largely the product of massive gerrymandering by Republican state officials. ...Think Progress
You don't need Think Progress or other blogs to remind you how things would have turned out in Congress during the past several weeks of budget negotiations had the Democrats been allowed to claim their places in the House or how much more secure this nation would be if a new and saner were to majority take over the House in January.