Coulter misstated midterm election history, declared Democrats will "go away as a party" if they don't achieve what would be historic gains in House





On Fox News, Ann Coulter asserted that Democrats "ought to be picking up 60 or 70 seats" in the House of Representatives in this November's midterm elections or "they may as well go away as a party." Coulter based her assertion about Democratic gains on her false claim that "[t]he average of the midterm election pickup since World War II is about 40 seats." In fact, since World War II, the average gain in the House after a midterm election has been about 25 seats.


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James C. Williams - 11/11/2006

Coulter is among the worst, but far too many right-wing commentators really don't care about the reality.