Good god! Okay, let's try again.
I used two sources for these numbers: Huffington Post Election Totals - US Senate
Voting Statistics (based on US Census data)
Yesterday, in the Senate races:
EDIT: Corrected these numbers at 2:02 AM Eastern, 11/6/2014.
43,126,318 Americans voted.
23,295,639 voted for the Republican Candidate
19,830,679 voted for the Non-Republican (Democrat Except for Kansas)
Difference? 3,464,960 votes.
According to the US Census data, there are 146,311,000 registered voters (that seems to be rounded to the nearest 1,000s)
So the Republicans won by a margin of 3,464,960 / 43,126,318 or 8.03 % of those who voted.
Comparing that to the total number of registered US voters 3,464,960 / 146,311,000 or 2.3% of those registered to vote.
Comparing that to the total number of US citizens who could vote 3,464,960 / 206,072,000 or 1.6% of the US population.
Not a hard and fast rule, but most describe a landslide to be a case where one opponent beat another by a margin of 15% or more.
Politico says 10%; New York Times says 20% margin. US Politics
.com "What is a landslide election?"
So, landslide? Mandate?
What say you, ATS?
edit on 0Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:39:13 -060014p1220141166 by Gryphon66 because: Duh
edit on 0Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:42:19
-060014p1220141166 by Gryphon66 because: Source for "landslide"
edit on 1Thu, 06 Nov 2014 01:03:06 -060014p0120141166 by Gryphon66
because: Small corrections in totals after checking my work. NOTED IN RED