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November 10, 2010

Republicans Have Whip-Hand In Coming Redistricting

Michael Barone notes:

Republicans look to have a bigger advantage in this redistricting cycle than they've ever had before. It appears that in the states that will have more than five districts (you can make only limited partisan difference in smaller states), Republicans will control redistricting in 13 states with a total of 165 House districts and Democrats will have control in only four states with a total of 40 districts. You can add Minnesota (seven or eiht districts) to the first list if the final count gives Republicans the governorship and New York (27 or 28 districts) to the second list if the final count gives Democrats the state Senate.

And on that topic: Zombie writes on Gerrymandering 101, and shows the power of the politically-oriented gerrymander.


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