Statistically Speaking

Last Tuesday was Election Day, and across campus, as well as across the nation, individuals were encouraged to utilize their rights as a citizen to vote. Recently there has been a strong push for students to get involved in the process, as the 18- to 25-year-old age range has historically been the category with the lowest numbers heading to the polls. Here are some numbers regarding the results of this year’s elections:

Votes cast for the the position of Pa. governor in the 2010 election: 3,921,978

Votes cast for a Pa. seat in the U.S. Senate in the 2010 election: 3,911,729

Republicans seated in the U.S. Senate: 46

Democrats seated in the U.S. Senate: 52

Independents seated in the U.S. Senate: 2