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Speaking of Gerrymandering… “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. ” http://ift.tt/2sazmGJ

Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP 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 accus More info @ http://ift.tt/2sazmGJ Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V June 26, 2017 at 01:35PM

Fingers crossed….

League Statement on the Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear Gerrymandering Case LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case Wisconsin Case Will Have National Impact on Redistricting WASHINGTON – The Court today agreed to take up the partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Gill v. Whitford.  It will be heard next term, which…

Important case to keep an eye on !

‘Historic Opportunity’: Supreme Court to Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case “Politicians should not be choosing their voters, voters should be choosing their politicians,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause More info @ http://ift.tt/2rwkjHP Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V June 19, 2017 at 11:55AM

Very informative !

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