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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:21 PM

Democrats aim for big gains in state legislatures

SUNFISH LAKE, Minn. — Bolstered by an unpopular Republican president and favorable winds in suburban districts, Democrats see a golden opportunity to win back hundreds of state legislative seats across the country, rebuilding a bench decimated by midterm election results in 2010 and 2014.

The favorable conditions represent the Democratic Party’s first chances to claim some control over the decennial redistricting process, which begins after the 2020 census.

Democrats found themselves at a massive disadvantage after losing hundreds of seats in 2010, just before the last redistricting process cemented Republican control of Congress.

Today, the GOP holds 67 of 99 legislative chambers across the country. The GOP holds exactly 1,000 more seats than Democrats, 4,134 to 3,134.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/410853-democrats-aim-for-big-gains-in-state-legislatures?userid=229233

Good idea. If you want to prevent Gerrymandering and voter suppression you have to control things on the local level.

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Wounded Bear Oct 11 #1
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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:24 PM

1. All politics is local...

State and local races are where the rubber meets the road.

Repubs have been taking over these areas for decades. Time to fight back.

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:32 PM

2. Absolutely.

Except for perhaps 1-2 US Senate seats and governorships, the year 2019 is the voting year for local Local LOCAL offices.

It's where the bench gets built and many candidates use it as the springboard for state and national offices in the future.


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