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They lose the governor's race that year, and they do not have a seat at the table when it comes to redistricting. So the maps that the Republicans draw are water-tight. And they hold up in The first piece of what the Republicans do with the gerrymander essentially happens in the s, and this is when they use the Voting Rights Act to create majority-minority seats in Southern states.
The only way to do in many of these states is to pack as many Democratic voters as you can into one district. These voters do elect African-Americans to Congress, and what you see, starting in mids is the highest level of African-American representation in Congress of anytime since Reconstruction. But it also has another impact. It turns all of the other neighboring districts more Republican. The problem comes in when you have states like Pennsylvania in which Democrats get more votes and Republicans take 13 of the 18 seats.
Or a state like Ohio, which is the bellwether state that keeps us all up on election night, a state. The Republicans have 12 of the 16 seats. So, this is about being sure that elections matter, and that the side getting the most votes wins. And this is the difference between the gerrymander that happens in and any other gerrymander.
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When a nonpartisan commission is on the ballot, whether this a red state, or a blue state, or a purple state. In Ohio, Arizona, Florida, California. They always say yes. We want to take this out of the hands of the politicians. But the politicians, because they understand how important it is, are really reluctant to let go of this power.
Even sometimes in states where nonpartisan commissions have been put into place, the politicians have found a way to worm their way into them. Courtesy of Alasdair Rae A map showing Ohio's congressional districts.
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Courtesy of Alasdair Rae Book Excerpt: Down South, he picked off North Carolina and Virginia. In the Midwest, he grabbed Indiana.
As polls closed late in Oregon, Alaska and Minnesota, and Republican incumbents went down, pundits, professors and politicians marveled at the new Democratic supermajority in the Senate and spoke of emerging—even unbreakable—coalitions. On television and on the front pages of newspapers, they openly questioned how the GOP would survive to the next election. The Republicans have, who? Bush—now tipping toward Obama by double digits. Did they all move to Utah?
Even the brightest conservative thinkers thought it signaled danger for the GOP. And it might have. What no one knew—not even despairing Republicans eyeing Fox News through a fuzzy third-cocktail haze—was that the truly transformative election was two years away. It would not be celebrated live around the world from a Grant Park awash in klieg lights, but in VFW halls and Holiday Inn ballrooms and strip-mall party headquarters as hundreds of new Republican state legislators claimed victories—in those very states Lowry feared were lost forever.
This is the story of the audacious Republican plan which not only penned in the Obama presidency but managed, in spite of jubilant Democratic expectations, to create supermajorities for conservative policies in otherwise blue and purple states.
This is the story of the actual redrawing of the American political map and of our democracy itself. The Democratic majority was ratfucked. The operatives who quite legally changed the complexion of Congress worked in a far more sophisticated fashion. This twenty-first-century version begins inwhen Chris Jankowski awoke on July 22 at his Richmond home still feeling kicked in the gut by the election results.
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