Originally posted by @athousandyoung The primary elections (most of the current ones) are within the parties to decide who the public gets to vote for in November. It’s like voting for team captains before the game.
But I am reading about democrats winning / losing / too close to count with republicants, aren’t I??
Originally posted by @shavixmir Yeah, I was just reading the BBC on the US election results being a mixed bag.
But then I thought: wait a minute... why are there loads of elections now and then, again, in November?
And are these and those (choose whichever is the former and the latter) about both houses? Or just one?
The one special election for congressman in Ohio is only until November. In November, they have to have another election all over again. So far it is still to close to call with a only few thousand votes uncounted and the Republican leading by just over 1000 votes. Either way, they have to do it all over again in November. So this election is only for three months or so.
The Cook Political Report writes that Democrats have overperformed by 8 points in nine special elections this cycle. If that trend holds nationwide on Nov. 6, Democrats would pick up 81 seats – well more than the 23 needed to flip the House.