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Response to athena (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:46 PM

12. Gerrymandering exists in both red and blue states.

Look at the districts in the Chicago area if you don't believe me. The problem Dems have is they are compacted into urban districts while Reps are more spread out. A contributing factor is the Voting Rights Act which demands minorities be compacted together to ensure minority representatives. This means the surrounding districts tend to be much more Rep than if that requirement did not exit.

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