Sunday, November 13, 2016

Democrats By the Numbers

Number of U.S. House seats the Democrats have in the 115th Congress: 194 (out of 435)
Number of U.S. Senate seats the Democrats have in the 115th Congress:  48, including 2 independents (out of 100) 
Number of Senate seats Democrats could have in the 116th Congress: 40
Number of filibusters they could have after 2018 with that number of Senators: 0
Number of Democratic governorships: 15
Number of Democratic-majority state legislatures: 31 (out of 99)
Number of state legislative seats Democrats have lost since 2008: about 900
Number of states in which the Democrats have the governor's office and both houses of the legislature: 6
Number of presidential possibilities for 2020: 0 
The last time a party was in such dire straits: 1852
Number of years that party in dire straits - the Whig Party - lasted after then: 4
Imagining former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a bar in Miami Beach getting plastered: priceless
There are some things money can't buy.  For everything else, there's Citizens United.  

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