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  •  Gerrymandering very popular explanation here, (1+ / 0-)
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    Sherri in TX

    but comports poorly with reality.  There most definitely are Republicans who might not be in their seats were it not for gerrymandering and ditto for Democrats.  I would even believe that, thanks to the falloutof 2010, that gerrymander-dependent Republicans outnumber gerrymandered Democrats, but that is insufficient to explain the makeup of the House.  More important is that we are not one giant national election, but a collection of states and cities.  New York's huge Democratic majorities, for example, do not spill into New Jersey.

    Democrats get huge wins in urban areas, but those "extra" voters can't be siphoned off to win races in Indiana, etc.

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    by dinotrac on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 07:52:50 AM PDT

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