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.  

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