Democrats Win Senate Popular Vote
by Chris Bowers, Wed Nov 10, 2004 at 11:38:21 AM EST
Total Two-Party Votes: 189,334,976 (unofficial)
Democratic Candidates: 94,965,901 (50.16% of the two-party vote)
Republican Candidates: 94,369,075 (49.84% of the two-party vote)
These totals do not include the 2000 Senate elections in Georgia and Missouri, since there have been more recent Senate elections for the seats that were contested that year. Also, Jim Jeffords ran as a Republican in 2000, and thus his votes are counted in the Republican column. I did not total the third-party votes in these one-hundred races. Also, these results are unofficial, and I took them from CNN 2004 Senate Returns, CNN 2002 Senate Returns, and CNN 2000 Senate Returns.
So, Democrats won the Senate popular vote, but are facing a 55-45 minority. Peachy.
This is a fact Democrats should use as a justification to filibuster pretty much everything. They have the will of the people at their backs. It is time they spend their political capital to block the Republican agenda.