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Old 11-08-2018, 09:20 AM
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There's an unofficial sort of natural gerrymandering that happens with the Senate, because Democrats tend to concentrate themselves in a few highly populated states such as Illinois, California and New York, whereas Republicans are widely dispersed in rural, low-population states like Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, the Dakotas, etc.

So this packs Democrats into states that add up to few Senators while Republicans spread themselves broadly and collect a lot more Senate seats.

Of course, there are a few Democratic states that achieve the same effect - Delaware, Rhode Island, etc. But not as much as Republicans do in the Midwest.