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Old 11-07-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
Republicans gained 63 seats in 2010. Was that gerrymandering?
Whatever it was, the GOP won the national House vote in 2010 by 6.8%, which got them a 242-193 majority.

The Dems are looking at a bigger popular vote win this year, for a distinctly smaller majority. The consensus going in was that the Dems would need a ~5.5% popular margin to have a 50-50 shot at winning the House.

Can we agree that that's crazy, that something's wrong with our system if a Dem popular win by 5% doesn't easily translate into a House majority, while the GOP's win by 1.1% in 2016 won them a huge 241-194 House majority?