See http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/turnover.asp where some people can’t believe the entire House of Represenatives is up for election next year because “if that were true, then wouldn’t it be in the news”? Some people snoozed throuch civics class, i guess.
But it got me thinking – there’s ALWAYS a special case. Surely there must have been some case in the past 200 years where one member of the House got to skip an election cycle. Maybe during Reconstruction? Maybe during time of war or emergency, an election was postponed? Maybe some state legislature was playing some weird electoral rigging game of chicken and refused to call an election? I don’t know what the circumstances were, but I’m sure SOMETHING weird must have happened at some point in american history.
Can anybody think of an example when at least one seat in the House of Representatives wasn’t up for election during an even numbered year?