Thanks to systematic Republican gerrymandering (code named operations REDSTATE), Democrats unlikely to regain control of House – even if they win substantial majority of popular vote as they did in 2012.
Democrats stand an excellent chance of keeping control of the White House and a reasonable chance of regaining a majority in the Senate, but it’s a foregone conclusion that Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives not only for the next two years, but for the next 10 years or more..
That’s because of a successful plan, code-named REDSTATE, that Republican operatives implemented starting in 2010. By targeting money at key state legislative races, they ensured Republican control of state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida.
Then they used Big Data to draw legislative and congressional districts in such a way as to guarantee Republican majorities, even when Democrats won a majority of the state’s popular votes.
David Daley described this in his book, Rat-F**ked: How the Democrats Won the Presidency But Lost America. I haven’t read the book, but I’ve read an…
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