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It wasn´t just redistricting
that gave Republicans
their House majority

Washington Examiner [DC], by Michael Barone

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/14/2013 11:27:14 PM

Here’s something to think about for those who say that the only reason Republicans won a majority of House seats last November is favorable redistricting. I agree that Republicans did have a net advantage in redistricting in the 2010 Census cycle, but not an overwhelming one: Republican advantages in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania were offset to a significant extent by Democratic advantages in Arizona, California and Maryland. But there’s another factor that gives Republicans an advantage in equal-population districts: clustering. Democratic voters, particularly in the two Obama elections, tend to be clustered

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/14/2013 11:39:04 PM     (No. 9177358)

We got the royal shaft in Colorado.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/14/2013 11:44:47 PM     (No. 9177365)

Also, once outside the inner cities, cheating is much more difficult.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/15/2013 12:23:05 AM     (No. 9177386)

I think this is why the section 8 housing projects are chasing white flight to the suburbs. The dims, who administer these programs, are trying to reduce their concentrations in the urban areas and win some outlying districts. And they are using OUR money to beat us with this stick.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/15/2013 2:14:25 AM     (No. 9177425)

This is why I have an open mind about a state being allowed to allocate electoral votes.This country is an ocean of red except for blue spots here and there and we lose elections.As long as I live ´ll never be able to figure out how 13% of the population swings so many elections.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/15/2013 7:30:42 AM     (No. 9177595)

Do not forget that most states had state legislatures, prior to 1962, with the state senate based on geography, and the state house based on population. (Just like the United States congress.)(Nebraska, with a unicameral legislature, is the exception)
But along came the Warren court, with their one man one vote rule, thus tilting power to cities, with no balancing effect from a geographically based state senate.
And things have gone down hill ever since.

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