AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016 – Washington Post

By David A. Lieb | AP, The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines for hundreds of U.S. and state legislative seats. The result, according

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Gerrymandering limits Democrats' political clout in Ohio, but is not the reason for GOP majority: AP finds – cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Set aside a Republican-controlled process to gerrymander, and Ohio would have one or two more Democratic representatives in Congress and an extra five Democrats in the Ohio House, according to a new AP analysis of 2016 election returns. The Ohio details were part of a national analysis by the Associated Press that determined the political nature of drawing congressional districts has enhanced the Republicans’ hold on the U.S. House. Yet, the GOP would

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North Carolina ranks high in analysis of partisan imbalance – Charlotte Observer

North Carolina’s congressional and state House districts are among the most Republican-skewed in the country despite voter preferences that are relatively evenly split, according to an Associated Press analysis. The AP calculated the partisan advantage for North Carolina Republicans in the 2016 state and federal House races through a new statistical tool that’s designed to detect cases in which a political party maintained or increased its grip on power through how it drew voting districts.

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AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016 – PBS NewsHour

In the 2016 election, traditional battlegrounds such as Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia were among those with significant Republican advantages in their U.S. or state House races. File photo of voting booths by Blend Images – Hill Street Studios and Getty Images The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the

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North Carolina ranks high in analysis of partisan imbalance – Wichita Eagle

North Carolina’s congressional and state House districts are among the most Republican-skewed in the country despite voter preferences that are relatively evenly split, according to an Associated Press analysis. The AP calculated the partisan advantage for North Carolina Republicans in the 2016 state and federal House races through a new statistical tool that’s designed to detect cases in which a political party maintained or increased its grip on power through how it drew voting districts.

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Worrisome politics of scandal – Bismarck Tribune

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas. Now I confess I couldn’t follow all the actual allegations made in those essays. They were six jungles deep in the weeds. But I do remember the

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Redrawing election districts benefitted Republicans in 2016 races – NOLA.com

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in. Republican Donald Trump repeatedly asserted that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race but before it, in the drawing of boundary lines for hundreds of U.S. congressional and state legislative seats. The result, according to an Associated

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