I must have been asleep that day in Civics 101, because I don't know how to reconcile this.
The GOP has (Currently, with VA still out) 49 Senators.
The Dems have (See above) 48 Senators.
There are TWO other winners in their senatorial races who are NEITHER Republican OR Democrat. Joe Lieberman in CT and Bernie Sanders in VT. Ok, sure, they will likely be voting more with the Dems, but why do the Dems get to count them as part of 'their' majority?
Can some one explain that to me please?