Obama Has Elected More Republicans than Any Person in History

Barack Obama
The Associated Press

This story first appeared in the Washington Post:

“Barack Obama has elected more Republicans than any human being in the history of mankind,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) asserted on Fox News on Wednesday night. And despite the hyperbole built into that, he might be right.

Cruz was reacting to a litany of numbers offered by host Sean Hannity detailing the change in Democratic fortunes since 2009. More Republican governors, more senators — and hundreds more state legislators.

We looked at that last figure in September, using data compiled by Carl Klarner, formerly of Indiana State University.

You can read about the change since 2009 in the rest of the article here.