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    Gerrymandering apportions/concentrates those "extra" votes.

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    by melvynny on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 08:05:17 AM PDT

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    •  Geography concentrates those votes in Chicago (0+ / 0-)

      And you may have missed an important detail: Illinois remains a state run by Democrats, even after 2010.

      And -- A complete absence of gerrymandering could not deliver extra Democratic votes from Illinois to Iowa.  Districts stop at state lines.

      There will always be places that will vote massively for one party over the other. How many Republican votes are there in Manhattan, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle?

      No gerrymandering needed to make those places Democratic strongholds.

      That doesn't mean gerrymandering doesn't exist and doesn't change the map.  It's just a smaller impact than people like to believe.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 08:16:14 AM PDT

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