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Historic GOP gains in state legislatures
« on: November 03, 2010, 09:39:47 AM »
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/252347/historic-gop-gains-state-legislatures-john-hood

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Historic GOP Gains in State Legislatures

Still trying to chase down results in key legislative races around the country, but at the moment it looks like this:

• Going into the 2010 elections, Democrats held 60 partisan legislative chambers and Republicans held 36, with a couple of ties.

• It looks like the GOP has picked up an astounding 20 chambers, including both houses in Alabama, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and additional chambers in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

• In total legislative seats, it is possible that after all the results are posted, Republicans will have won a nationwide majority.

• Republicans haven’t enjoyed this much power in state capitals since the 1920s.

Maybe we'll have less Dem gerrymandering, then?
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Re: Historic GOP gains in state legislatures
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 09:56:03 AM »
This original article on freerepublic shows illustrations of the most-gerrymandered congressional districts in America.  The problem is, none of the comments remind anyone if a particular monstrosity is currently represented by a (D) (most likely) or an (R) (remotely likely).

This is going to change for 2012, or at least most of it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2620517/posts
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