As of 15:44 Malaysian time, the Democrats have gained the mandate to form the new majority power within the new House of Representatives:

Screenshot of NYT.com. Fair use.

Despite tight race, the Democrats are likely to take over the Senate too. Currently, official results for Montana and Virginia (the Virginia race is particularly close) have yet to be announced. Nonetheless, according to the tracker at the New York Times, Democratic Webb and Tester are leading the race and the finish line is just inches away, very much in sight. The Democratic Party need both of Webb and Tester to win in order to take control of the Congress.

How tight the two races are?

In Virginia currently, the difference between the leading Webb and the Republican incumbent is 7,546 votes. The standard deviation is about 619,890 votes. In Montana, the difference between the Democrat challenger and the Republican incumbent is 5691. The SD is around 60,513 votes.

This means, the difference between the two pairs of rivals, from statistical point of view, is very, very insignificant. That’s how close the contest is. Because of this, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if somebody would call for a recount soon after the official results are declared.

Whatever it might be, to the GOP, this is what I call karma. You ripe what you sow.

6 Responses to “[952] Of it’s called karma, Mr. GOP”

  1. on 10 Nov 2006 at 14:05 sigma

    Hahaha. Feels good to be a Democrat this week :D

    Congress has been snatched from the GOP. Hope the Presidency’s next in 08.

  2. on 10 Nov 2006 at 20:40 Hafiz

    I wish for a Democrat President in 08 but at least a Senate or a House Republican in 08. Too much of a leftie is bad for health :)

  3. on 13 Nov 2006 at 17:08 Abdullah Gul

    [ADMIN: suspected impersonator with nick GaryWBush, Musa, Gul etc. Kindly ignore: see http://maddruid.com/?p=1078 ]

    Why do you say that too much of a leftie is bad for health? Singapore has been ruled by a leftist regime, PAP, and is a developed nation. We need a very very big government to build an authorarian society.

  4. on 14 Nov 2006 at 11:26 Hafiz

    Big government like the soviet union? or Mugabe’s? Even for Singapore, the government restricts its citizens’ rights.

    And PAP has long thrown away its lefties image.

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