Although The Free Choice E-zine hoped to present the 2010 mid-term election results by now, alas between recounts, challenges, and questions that have arisen within a few of the races across the country.
Projections and the results thus far indicate that while the Republicans have become the majority party within the House of Representatives in comparison to the number of Democratic and Independent members, the Democrats look like they have maintained a majority in the Senate.
So we will take a final look at things when every race becomes official.
MEANWHILE, a few of the oddities across the country include:
*The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut underestimating voter turn out and not printing enough ballots, thus running out of the official form HOURS before the polls closed in the Nutmeg state. Voting officials had to get permission to use xerox copies and extend the voting hours in that area.
*Some smaller towns report their polling places being changed just mere days before the actual election, thus causing some confusion in voters wondering where they were supposed to go.
BUT THE STRANGEST NEWS ITEM OF ALL THUS FAR...
Incumbent Democrat Jenny Oropeza won reelection to maintain her position as a senator in California's state government by a 58% percent margin against her Republican challenger's 36% of ballots cast, despite the fact that Ms. Oropeza passed away two weeks ago from a blood clot that arose during her battle with cancer!