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Open Thread: Gerrymandering Foils Majority

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm In Digital Media,Think Tank | Comments Disabled

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HUGE Bloomberg [2] article on Gerrymandering: “Still, it’s rare for one party to win more House seats while securing fewer votes than the other party. The last time it happened before 2012 was in 1996, when Democrats won the nationwide House vote by 43.6 million to 43.4 million as Republicans held their majority and Bill Clinton was re-elected president, according to the House Clerk’s office.”

Discuss . . .



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[1] Image: http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2013-03-18/michigan-map-wins-republicans-more-seats.html

[2] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-18/republicans-foil-what-most-u-s-wants-with-gerrymandering.html

[3] Republicans Win Congress as Democrats Get Most Votes: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-19/republicans-win-congress-as-democrats-get-most-votes.html

[4] Redistricting Delivers North Carolina to Republicans: http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2013-03-19/redistricting-delivers-north-carolina-to-republicans.html

[5] California Nonpolitical Districting Ousts Life Incumbents: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-20/california-nonpolitical-districting-ousts-life-incumbents.html

[6] Republican Review of 2012 Losses Calls for Many Changes: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-18/republican-review-of-election-loss-calls-for-dozens-of-changes.html

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