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Gerrymander watch: NC part of a national trend

Posted By Rob Schofield On November 8, 2012 @ 11:45 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]Yesterday we reported [2] that despite casting 76,525 more votes for Democratic congressional candidates, North Carolinians will be represented by nine or ten Republicans and only three or four Democrats in the U.S. House. The reason for this, of course, is the absurd gerrymandering performed by the GOP legislature.

Not surprisingly, however, North Carolina is far from the only state to suffer such a fate. As the folks at Think Progress report [3], it looks like Americans as a whole voted for a slightly Democratic or evenly divided U.S. House of Representatives.

The current count: Repubs 233, Dems 192.

(Photo courtesy of Think Progress).


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[2] we reported: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/11/07/last-nights-most-amazing-statistic/

[3] As the folks at Think Progress report: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/07/1159631/americans-voted-for-a-democratic-house-gerrymandering-the-supreme-court-gave-them-speaker-boehner/

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