2014 battle for control of the US Senate

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    Logically, the highest voter count in mid-term years will be from the HOR elections, since all 50 states are in the mix. But I do find it helpful to compare all three major types of elections.
     
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    Me too. The President was complaining in his press conference yesterday that 2/3 of voters didn't show up....but an analyst immediately said the President was basically lying and the numbers were quite a bit higher.

    But of course, no number was mentioned. :(


    I would really like to know. I have a link that says the lowest turnout Nationally was Indiana at 36.6% and the highest was Maine at 59.3%. So I guess all I can say is clearly the President lied again. Shocking!!! But the final turnout number I cannot find.

    Here's a link to the data I could find.


    We Had The Lowest Voter Turnout Since 1940 s
     
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    When the final canvasses are in, then we will know for sure.

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    I bolded the key preliminary stat above. The pollsters used a +2-2.3% GOP turnout model. The actual margin is close to 5%. It appears they were off roughly 100% or more.

    A terrible performance that will require a detailed explanation.
     
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    Calling someone a liar for the difference between 33.3% and 36.6%? If I were going to round it up for the benefit of a press conference I would have gone with 2/3 rds myself so you can call me a liar too.
     
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    Found data that claims preliminary voter turnout Nationally was 36.6% which is likely to go quite a bit higher.


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    He was butt hurt and fudged the numbers to make himself feel better. And no....he was not telling the truth.
     

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