Thursday, February 26, 2015


We all know what happened in the last two presidential elections. President Obama won. During these presidential elections more people voted for congressional Democrats at the district level than they did for Republicans.

However, in spite of the Democratic Party winning well over 1 million more votes in all congressional districts in 2012 (and almost 5 million more votes in the presidential count), the Democrats only won 201 seats in the House of Representatives. The Republicans maintained their dominant position in the House after 2012, and held 232 seats in the House immediately after the election (they currently hold 245 seats).

So how was it that Republicans could control the House of Representatives in Congress after 2012, in spite of getting over 1 million votes less than the Democrats? This is how ...

If you're a Democrat don't be too mad. The redistricting game is played by both sides. This just means that Republicans have been better at redrawing the district lines than Democrats.

So, how do we fix this? 

- Mark 

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