It does matter how many votes the dems get they still loose the house. More people voted for dems to represent them in the house then people voted to be represented by repubs in the last election, BUT districts are set up in such as way to keep the repubs in charge of the house no matter what. The Senate on the other hand one vote per voter means one vote and gives a better idea what the people want. If all the votes in a state were counted up and the the seats were divided by the percent each party got then the Dems would control the house. So the next time you see someone say "the will of the people" look and see if they really should have that seat in congress or was it taken against what the will of the people wanted.