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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Gerrymandering, Redistricting Beyond Reason - As Bad as Voter Suppression

January 2017 -

Judges have ordered new maps for Wisconsin ... before 2018 election ... unfortunately they told the legislature to do it ... more of the same again?????

Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap Nicholas O. Stephanopoulos† & Eric M. McGhee††

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A thoughtful piece -

Join the fight to end gerrymandering!

Unfortunately ... this is really bad news for future of "blue states"

WP: U.S. Census director resigns amid turmoil over funding of 2020 count


Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP


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.



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#Gerrymandering, Redistricting by 2018 "fairly?" - As Bad a #Voter Suppression - #WiVote #VoteId #EfficiencyGap

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