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Old 11-08-2018, 09:07 AM
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Gerrymandering: Why did the GOP win the Senate but not the House?


I've been hearing it a lot lately. The Republican control of State legislatures in 2010 let them hijack the census and use computers to create hyper-gerrymandered districts to a degree that was never possible before, which is responsible for their recent run of electoral success. In reality, these explanations say, Democrats are a nationwide majority, but they are handicapped in district elections, requiring them to have 10%+ majorities to win these heavily gerrymandered districts.

If so, how did Democrats win the House? Are we to believe they'd have won significantly more seats than they did, if not stymied by Republican gerrymandering? Okay, but why did the GOP win in the Senate, where gerrymandering is not an issue?