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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:53 PM

Simple Guide to Gerrymandering (how 26% is a win for Republicans)

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I'm trying to come up with a simple diagram to explain gerrymandering. Let me know if this makes it easy to understand!

Imagine there is a state that has only 2 congressional districts (like Hawaii).

Now say that 26% of the state is Republican, and 74% is Democratic.

How can the Republicans win with only 26% of the electorate?

By making the Democratic district 100% Democratic!


Normal distribution of votes:




Gerrymandered distribution of votes:




Now extrapolate this across the entire country. This is how the Republican have stolen the House of Representatives, and will steal the electoral college if we don't stop them!





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krispos42 Jan 2013 #1
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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. That's it exactly

*sigh*

Fucking 2010 elections.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:10 AM

2. Thanks!

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