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  •  Actually, gerrymandering is the opposite. (1+ / 0-)
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    Rich in PA

    They have made blue districts bluer and red districts more purple-y (but not too purple.) By spreading the red votes out more, they hope to control more districts. It does make those districts more vulnerable than they could have been, but only in wave elections. True swing districts are made as rare as possible.

    "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

    by bryduck on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 10:10:54 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly- there is no perfect gerrymander. (2+ / 0-)
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      bythesea, Calamity Jean

      When you maximize seats you minimize margins and that can bite you in a wave election.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 10:21:10 AM PDT

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