As Twitchy told you yesterday, Vox’s Ezra Klein melted brains everywhere with his flaming-hot take on the looming crisis we’ll face if Democrats fail to win back the House majority despite clinching the “House popular vote.”
Anyone with even a tenuous grasp on basic civics knows that Klein doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. Which explains why Joy Reid thinks he’s right on the money:
Hugely important point just now by @ezraklein: if the outcome of the midterms is that Republicans lose the popular vote for House and Senate, as they did w/ the White House, but due to gerrymandering emerge still controlling all three (and the Supreme Court)? Legitimacy crisis.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 6, 2018
Yes, hugely important. https://t.co/FKyeO3kduN
— BT (@back_ttys) November 6, 2018
Hugely, you guys.
— cosmoscon (@gdthomp01) November 6, 2018
Stop trying to make “popular House and Senate vote” happen. It’s not going to happen. pic.twitter.com/ZxOOJTVZOm
— Lisa De Pasquale (@LisaDeP) November 6, 2018
It will if Ezra and Joy have anything to say about it! Don’t you mess this up for them with your reality checks and truth!
You do understand that there is no Electoral College for House and Senate right?
— Behram Daboo (@BehramD) November 6, 2018
Yeah … no. She really doesn’t.
You want to explain to me how gerrymandering affects the Senate?
— electioneersay (@bmelton) November 6, 2018
We’re sure she’d love to, but she can’t.
In what world has there ever been a nationwide popular vote for the US House or Senate? Or even the US President? Are you really this ignorant of basic civics, or do y’all ou just assume everyone else is?
— Sherry W (@tobellewiththis) November 6, 2018
Lol popular vote of senate and house? Like it's an actual thing.
— JohnStow? (@SleepingGiant16) November 6, 2018
— ?Thankful Ginger ? (@mchastain81) November 6, 2018
“lose the popular vote for House” “will of the people” good God you have no idea how this works do you. I’ll take forms of government for $200 Alex.
— DJ (@jonestownjammer) November 6, 2018
This is a great point because Senate gerrymandering is totally a real thing and not something discussed exclusively by stupid people who don’t know what words mean. https://t.co/mQtSjxBMYt
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 6, 2018
So because Captain Juicevox literally invented a term that does not exist in any way shape or form with our system of governance, it's now made it's way into the lifeblood of mainstream crazy media and will be perpetuated without correction. https://t.co/nkIMWu5xbR
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 6, 2018
What in the flying fuck are you talking about?
Seriously. Absolutely none of this makes any goddamned sense. It's like you just found some election-related buzzwords, put them in a blender on purée, and poured the result into a tweet. https://t.co/8qhVDSNrou
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) November 6, 2018
This should be archived as one of the dumbest statements ever made by anyone ever.
— Tom West (@yeezyeezy234) November 6, 2018
“popular vote for House” isn’t a real thing, Joy. Kind of like your hackers. https://t.co/0BlDtGv9gA
— Jason (@jasonelevation) November 6, 2018