Statistically Speaking

In last Tuesday’s midterm elections, the Democrats won both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Here are a few statistics on the results of the elections and voter turnout:

Number of Republican pick-ups in the United States Senate: 0

Number of Democratic pick-ups in the United States Senate: 6

Percentage of the vote won by Senator-elect Bob Casey (D–Pa.): 59

Number of votes separating the two top candidates in the closest United States Senate race (Montana): 2847

Amount (in dollars) the Federal Election Assistance Commission has given colleges and community groups to encourage college students to vote: 1 million

Number of Americans under the age of 30 who voted: 10 million