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Old 11-12-2018, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Budget Player Cadet View Post
Absolutely! North Carolina makes this really clear. Due to a partisan Gerrymander, democrats are packed into a handful of districts. The democrats got 49.7% of the votes, but only took 23% of the seats! Were it actually proportional, the blue wave would have been far larger.
Pennsylvania previously had the same disparity, but unlike North Carolina they couldn't ignore the court rulings and were forced to redistrict. As a result, the outcome of seats won this time much more closely reflects the balance of votes cast.