What Democrats are planning on doing on redistricting

There are two things to keep in mind when listening to this. 1) The Republicans weren't trying to hurt so-called minority voting rights (where a lot of minority voters are pushed into one district so as to guarantee a minority wins the race). Indeed, it was in Republican interests to set up Democratic districts that way. 2) Sure Republicans gerrymandered some districts, but some of those districts had been gerrymandered in favor of Democrats in the redistricting a decade ago. Texas is one great example, where despite most people voting for Republican members of congress, Democrats had a 17 to 13 edge. Texas is also the state that they show the biggest pick up for the Republicans. I believe that Michigan and Ohio had also been that way. So it is a little strange for Democrats to pick out those states to be upset about now.



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