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Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:20 AM

Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

This is a good analysis of how gerrymandering helps the GOP https://apnews.com/fa6478e10cda4e9cbd75380e705bd380/Analysis-indicates-partisan-gerrymandering-has-benefited-GOP

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The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor.

Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines for hundreds of U.S. and state legislative seats. The result, according to an Associated Press analysis: Republicans had a real advantage.


The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage. It’s designed to detect cases in which one party may have won, widened or retained its grip on power through political gerrymandering.

The analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones. Among the two dozen most populated states that determine the vast majority of Congress, there were nearly three times as many with Republican-tilted U.S. House districts.

Traditional battlegrounds such as Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia were among those with significant Republican advantages in their U.S. or state House races. All had districts drawn by Republicans after the last Census in 2010.

The AP analysis also found that Republicans won as many as 22 additional U.S. House seats over what would have been expected based on the average vote share in congressional districts across the country. That helped provide the GOP with a comfortable majority over Democrats instead of a narrow one.

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Reply Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote Jun 2017 OP
Letmypeoplevote Jun 2017 #1
Oldgeezer Jun 2017 #15
Carl Jun 2017 #2
Dexter Morgan Jun 2017 #3
foia Jun 2017 #5
Dexter Morgan Jun 2017 #6
Dinkydow Jun 2017 #10
Banshee 3 Actual Jun 2017 #4
quad489 Jun 2017 #9
quad489 Jun 2017 #7
U.S.Awesome Jun 2017 #8
kevlar Jun 2017 #11
Cave Dweller Jun 2017 #12
Duke Lacrosse Jun 2017 #13
kevlar Jun 2017 #14
PrescientWon. Jun 2017 #16
Letmypeoplevote Jun 2017 #17

Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:20 AM

1. From my twitter feed

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 08:23 PM

15. Why do you leave this tidbit out....

"Democrats held a partisan advantage in races in Maryland, Colorado, and Nevada, the analysis found, where legislative districts were re-drawn by a Democratic-majority legislature, a Democrat-led commission and by a court, respectively." Isn't that Gerrymandering......think it out stenographer.....you are getting to be so fun....the smell of desperation....it's so fun

"ger·ry·man·der
ˈjerēˌmandər/
verb
gerund or present participle: gerrymandering

manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.
achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:24 AM

2. Try having policies that win elections from the local to the national level.

The whining about everything under the sun makes dems look like children.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:25 AM

3. Well i guess that means the democrats have done a bad job at gerrymandering?

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:27 AM

5. Yep. Further proof that Republicans are more effective in government.

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Response to foia (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:30 AM

6. and democrats are whiny babies when they lose...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:06 PM

10. In many cases

Odd-shaped districts are drawn to assure the presence of "minority in the majority" districts to guarantee the election of blacks and/or Hispanics. They guarantee the diversity of the state delegation. Some of the biggest supporters of GOP redistricting are black democrats looking for a safe district. Unfortunately, this drains the solid D votes out of the other districts giving Republicans an edge.

Even if you demand even shaped districts, it will still lean to GOP advantage because Democrats tend to concentrate in cities or in rural "black belts". To assure that a state delegation reg
flects the vote in the state would also require some districts with tortured shapes.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:25 AM

4. ''The Range of an Excuse is 0 meters......''

This makes me smile- Luis ("the fucking Weasel") Gutierrez 4th Illinois


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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 01:25 PM

9. Yep, no gerrymandering going on there in "the fucking Weasel"s district...................LOL!!!

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 01:23 PM

7. So people voting for repubs, instead of dems, equals gerrymandering....got it.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 01:24 PM

8. Good stuff. When will you post the analysis of how it helps the Democrats?

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Response to U.S.Awesome (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:29 PM

11. Sometime after

never.....

Piss poor propaganda

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 03:08 PM

13. Not so in California.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 03:44 PM

14. I think you messed up the title......

It should read

"Partisan analysis indicates gerrymandering has benefited GOP."

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 08:25 PM

16. losers make excuses.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 10:12 AM

17. This makes me smile

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