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  •  But that's not the same problem (0+ / 0-)

    as the one(s) caused by gerrymandering, at least not right away. To take an example, think of Wisconsin. I don't think the state has shifted against us, but we find it difficult to compete there because of gerrymandering. Yet Baldwin and Obama were able to win. Over time, it may be more difficult to get candidates, but that's a long-term issue, not a short-term one, and it's most likely a sign the terrain has shifted.

    I understand how the Blue Dog districts were a good test case, but I don't think there's any reason to think something would change so dramatically if the maps were the same or redrawn in some way to have similar PVIs.

    "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

    by bjssp on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 08:11:14 AM PDT

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