Even if we have more new democrats than republicans, since most state legislatures and governors are republican they are usually the ones that get to redraw the districts are they not? So how will this not end in further disaster for liberals?
Where is the sign of hope in the house?
Democrats need to win some state legislatures in 2018 and 2020 as those will be the ones redrawing the districts after the census. There are two hopes: one is that the Republicans screw up so badly that those wins happen, the second is that the Democrats do a better job of selling our agenda. We’ll see.
The current Republican redistricting tide had its genesis in the 2010 elections and the Tea Party. Presumably, Democrats need to accomplish the same sort of gains amongst the states in 2020.