You knew it was coming.
RJ Eskow over at the PuffingTons Host is calling the election a mandate. He did fudge his numbers to get that. He also ignores that the popular turnout was about 40%, compared to the over 50% for the national election. He also ignores the current makeup of the House & Senate– not “mandate” like figures. And given the closeness of so many races, and how little Republicans turn out in states like New York, of course you’ll see a discrepancy between Republican and Democrat voters.