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In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress received more votes than Republican candidates. For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes failed to take control of the House. Its the Republican mapmakers who gerrymandered our democracy so effectively after the GOP’s historic 2010 victory who have made it hard for the voters to affect elections.

The GOP screwed themselves: The brilliant gerrymander that gave Republicans the Congress — and created Donald Trump

In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress received more votes than Republican candidates. For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes failed to take control of the House. Its the Republican mapmakers who gerrymandered our democracy so effectively after the GOP’s historic 2010 victory who have made it hard for the voters to affect elections.

Are there really enough conservative voters using Twitter to accurately create stats like this?

Are there really enough conservative voters using Twitter to accurately create stats like this?

How Social Spam Is Affecting the 2012 Elections

How seedy social spam is affecting the 2012 elections (infographic)

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From <a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122770,00.html">"The Mind of Mitt,"</a> September 3, 2012 issue.

Best Portraits of 2012

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From <a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122770,00.html">"The Mind of Mitt,"</a> September 3, 2012 issue.

Donald Trump, birther: Will the Republican candidates for 2012 make Obama's birth certificate a primary issue?

Donald Trump, birther: Will the Republican candidates for 2012 make Obama's birth certificate a primary issue?

Donald Trump has now wasted three news cycles to proffer his theories about President Obama's birth certificate. Tim Pawlenty has issued a definitive s .

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From "The Mind of Mitt," September 3, 2012 issue.

Best Portraits of 2012

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Candidate for President. From "The Mind of Mitt," September 3, 2012 issue.

#infographic * 2012 ELECTION EMAIL STRATEGIES IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE * Romney | Santorum | Gingrich | Paul | Gplus | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter | MyMitt |

You've Got Mail - From the Republicans [INFOGRAPHIC]

#infographic * 2012 ELECTION EMAIL STRATEGIES IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE * Romney | Santorum | Gingrich | Paul | Gplus | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter | MyMitt |

Sleaze ignorance personified, GOP Candidate Calls Holocaust 'Blackest Lie In History' Another Republican that shows how low and ignorant their party's base has become. Sleaze ignorance personified

GOP Candidate Calls Holocaust 'Blackest Lie In History'

Sleaze ignorance personified, GOP Candidate Calls Holocaust 'Blackest Lie In History' Another Republican that shows how low and ignorant their party's base has become. Sleaze ignorance personified

When evaluating prospective Republican candidates for the 1964 presidential campaign, Kennedy welcomed the prospect of running against Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who ultimately received his party’s nomination, but he was concerned about the prospects of facing more moderate Michigan Governor George Romney, father of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. “The one fellow I don’t want to run against is Romney. That guy could be tough” he privately confided to a friend in 1963.

When evaluating prospective Republican candidates for the 1964 presidential campaign, Kennedy welcomed the prospect of running against Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who ultimately received his party’s nomination, but he was concerned about the prospects of facing more moderate Michigan Governor George Romney, father of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. “The one fellow I don’t want to run against is Romney. That guy could be tough” he privately confided to a friend in 1963.

With the 2012 presidential election just a few days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While the candidates’ stances on the economy, jobs and civil liberties are what many Americans consider the most divisive issues, there’s an aesthetic element to campaigns that often goes unnoticed.

With the 2012 presidential election just a few days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While the candidates’ stances on the economy, jobs and civil liberties are what many Americans consider the most divisive issues, there’s an aesthetic element to campaigns that often goes unnoticed.

Lincoln 1860 Republican Candidate  "No More Slave Territory" Campaign medal /token. *s*

Details about 1860 LINCOLN Republican CANDIDATE No More Slave CAMPAIGN MEDAL-TOKEN proof-like

Lincoln 1860 Republican Candidate "No More Slave Territory" Campaign medal /token. *s*

Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.

Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.

Where does Terri Lynn Land stand on incest, personhood and rape? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/20/1300640/-Where-does-Terri-Lynn-Land-stand-on-incest-personhood-and-rape

Where does Terri Lynn Land stand on incest, personhood and rape? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/20/1300640/-Where-does-Terri-Lynn-Land-stand-on-incest-personhood-and-rape

According to the American press, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chairman of the Conference of Bishops of the United States, would, as is the tradition in election years, invited both candidates to “Al Smith Dinner” October 18, 2012.    If the invitation of Republican candidate Mitt Romney did not raise much criticism, however that of Barack Obama, author of a health reform requiring mutual repaying contraception, set off a firestorm of protests.

According to the American press, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chairman of the Conference of Bishops of the United States, would, as is the tradition in election years, invited both candidates to “Al Smith Dinner” October 18, 2012. If the invitation of Republican candidate Mitt Romney did not raise much criticism, however that of Barack Obama, author of a health reform requiring mutual repaying contraception, set off a firestorm of protests.

The GOP Candidates Defined? A Word Cloud From Daily Beast Readers  by Sam Schlinkert Feb 24, 2012 7:15 PM EST  Inspired by Wednesday’s debate, when CNN’s John King asked all four Republican candidates to define themselves in one word, we asked Daily Beast readers to do the same.

The GOP Candidates Defined? A Word Cloud From Daily Beast Readers

The GOP Candidates Defined? A Word Cloud From Daily Beast Readers by Sam Schlinkert Feb 24, 2012 7:15 PM EST Inspired by Wednesday’s debate, when CNN’s John King asked all four Republican candidates to define themselves in one word, we asked Daily Beast readers to do the same.

Obama Ribs The Republican Candidates: Obama's view of the Republican clowns running for President; he's funny, they're NOT! #POTUS #Obama #Republicans

Obama Ribs The Republican Candidates: Obama's view of the Republican clowns running for President; he's funny, they're NOT! #POTUS #Obama #Republicans