Pennsylvania, however, may be the most egregious and asymmetrical gerrymander in the country. Republicans hold 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats; in the first year under these maps, Democrats won more than 51 percent of the statewide congressional vote, but just 28 percent of the seats. Monday’s decision – including Florida, Wisconsin and North Carolina, the fourth GOP partisan gerrymander targeted by courts in less than four years – may be best positioned to bring immediate change.
“Why did the Democrats win?” Roberts imagined an “intelligent man on the street” asking. “The answer is going to be because EG was greater than 7 percent, where EG is the sigma of party X wasted votes minus the sigma of party Y wasted votes over the sigma of party X votes plus party Y votes.” That man on the street, Roberts concluded, “is going to say that’s a bunch of baloney.”Justice Samuel Alito had a similar concern. “Gerrymandering is distasteful,” he said.
You nailed it. You just nailed it. In a competitive district, that’s why I’ve stood up to my own party numerous times. I’ve voted against the Republican Party. I’ve voted against a sitting House speaker, John Boehner, because I campaigned on change. People want change. They’re tired of Washington D.C. and career politicians. How would you fix this? Especially if the Supreme Court does not step in as you would like it to. Well, if the Court does not step in, then it’s state by state.
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