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So, what’s going to happen tomorrow? Will Prop 19 win or lose, will the Democrats keep the Senate, and how many seats will switch parties in the House?

Place your bets now in the FDL Election Projection challenge.


  • How many House seats will Democrats hold in the 112th Congress?
  • How many Senate seats will Democrats hold in the 112th Congress?
  • Will California’s Proposition 19 pass?


  • What will the final percentage be for “Yes” on Prop 19?

Make Your Predictions for
FDL’s 2010 Election Challenge

Use the form below to cast your predictions for the 2010 midterm elections & 112th Congress.

There will be prizes for the winners!

# of seats in House Democratic caucus
Currently 255
# of seats in Senate Democratic caucus
Currently 59
Will Prop 19 pass?



% Yes vote for
Prop 19


to the nearest 100th (ex: 5.02%)

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Rules: You can enter multiple times, but only your final entry will count. If there are two winners, the first entry will take precedence. All entries must be submitted before 6:00am Eastern time, Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

Prizes: First, second and third place winners will get a copy of the fabulous trophy graphic at the right with their name inscribed, designed by Twolf.Additional prizes include:

1st prize: A DVD of the documentary the Emperor of Hemp, plus a $50 gift certificate for merchandise in the Just Say Now store.

2nd & 3rd prizes: An autographed copy of Matt Taibbi’s new book, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America -OR- an autographed copy of Arianna Huffington’s new book, Third World America.

We’ll follow the convention of most contests by counting Bernie Sanders as a Democrat because he caucuses with Democrats in the Senate. Joe Lieberman? Well, if he continues to caucus with the Democrats, he counts toward the D number; if he flips next week, well, you and the Democrats will have to count him out. However, any other third party candidates (such as Charlie Crist or Lisa Murkowski) would be counted as “other.”

I’m thinking of revising my own projections a bit today in light of the PPP Senate polling.

So, what do you think? Murray, Gianoulis, Manchin, Reid, Murkowski — how will things shake out tomorrow?

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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