The Scientific Activist

Democrats Take the House!

Some quick election updates:

The Democrats take the House, and they stand to pick up a few extra seats in the process. The senate is still uncertain. If the Democrats win three out of four key races, they could still pull it out, but it isn’t looking too hopeful.

Rick Santorum is history. Enough said.

South Dakota voted down a proposed ban on all abortions.

Of the three Texas races mentioned here previously, Democrats Chet Edwards (US Congress) and Patrick Rose (Texas House of Representatives) held on to their seats, but, unfortunately, so did Rick Perry (Texas Governor).

Overall, things look pretty good, but several races will have to be decided before we know the final standings.


  1. #1 anomalous4
    November 8, 2006

    Please, God, let it be so.

    CBS News currently estimates that the Good Guys will pick up 24, count ’em, twenty-four! seats in the House, but only 3 in the Senate. Not enough to take over, but better than nuttin’. Would really like to have seen Nancy P. in charge. Ah well, the night is still young……….

  2. #2 Nick Anthis
    November 8, 2006

    Well, Nancy Pelosi will be the next Speaker of the House (the first woman ever to have held that position).

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