Friday, November 09, 2012
Gerrymandering Saves Republican Majority in the House
Democratic House candidates received more votes than Republicans. If districts had been drawn to reflect a proper population distribution, we would have a Democratic House majority. Republicans keep their majority because of their partisan control of redistricting at the state level. This exposes a flaw in our political system. But it should bode well in the upcoming policy battles. People did not vote for a split Congress. It's just that way because of a technical fluke.