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GOP gerrymandering could thwart Democrats' fight for House

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GOP gerrymandering could thwart Democrats' fight for House

 

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A new Brennan Center for Justice report projects the predicted Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives is nearly out of reach, blaming Republican gerrymandering. “Even a strong blue wave would crash against a wall of gerrymandered maps," the report says.

Our thought bubble: Democrats say that drawing districts is something Republicans do very well, but calling that advantage insurmountable is a bit hyperbolic.

"There is a built-in GOP advantage due to geographic sorting of voters and Republicans controlling more levers in the redistricting process. But the idea that it will take an 11-point national Dem wave to overcome these hurdles is, I believe, hyperbole."
— Zac McCrary, Democratic pollster and partner at ALG Research, said via email.

Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report feels similarly, tweeting: "GOP gerrymandering is clearly an obstacle to Dems retaking the House, but not as huge of one as commonly thought."

 

https://www.axios.com/republican-gerrymandering-democrats-house-midterm-elections-067138c0-c3ae-4cbd-a89b-6286dc561071.html

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true - but the game is local.


With Trump for this cycle and the next, the State level democrats may gain enough power to re-district in a better way post 2020 census.

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Floriida had to amend the State Constitution to constrain partisan morons from absolutely fixing the game.  Anything that gets done that doesn't benefit the people who own the state legislature pretty much has to be done by Constitutional Amendment.  

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