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The Senate's 46 Democrats Got 20 Million More Votes Than Its 54 Republicans

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 10: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 10: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., participate in the Gold Medal ceremony honoring the fallen heroes of 9/11 in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Medals presented to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, and the Pentagon Memorial. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

On Tuesday, 33 US senators elected in November will be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden — including 12 who are new to the chamber. The class includes 22 Republicans and 11 Democrats, a big reason why the GOP has a 54-46 majority in the Senate overall.

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