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With Representative-elect Julia Letlow — a Republican in Louisiana — due to be sworn in to the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning, the Democrat Party’s majority has shrunk to just a few seats. The Democrats currently have just 218 seats to the Republican Party’s 212.
Julia Letlow won a special election in March to fill the seat which was originally won by her late-husband Luke Letlow, who passed away from COVID-19 in December before he was sworn in.
“[Letlow] took 62 percent of the vote in the 12-way race, a commanding victory that cleared the majority threshold needed to avoid a runoff. Her election brings the number of Republican women in Congress to 31 — a stunning turnaround from the end of last cycle, when there were just 13,” reported Politico in March...
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Wouldn't that be a margin of 6 votes (not 2!)?
I thought that only "Liberals' couldn't do arithmetic!
We're always amazed at the nasty comments...if the Dems lose 2 more seats in the House, they can no longer push through legislation as ties fail in the House of Representatives. Enjoy your day.
The Democrats have to pass HR-1 before the 2022 elections since the party of the president typically loses house and senate seats during midterm elections and the margins are close enough to give control of the congress to Republicans..