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GOP Boasts About Gerrymandering to Gain U.S. House Seats

January 18, 2013
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The Republican State Leadership Committee has released a shockingly honest report boasting about how it retained the party’s majority in the U.S. House of Representatives by gerrymandering congressional districts in traditionally Democratic states. The report concedes Democratic candidates for the U.S. House received 1.1 million more votes than Republicans in the last election cycle. But the Republicans still won a 33-seat majority in the House. "How?" the report asks. "One needs to look no farther than four states that voted Democratic on a statewide level in 2012, yet elected a strong Republican delegation to represent them in Congress: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin." It goes on to detail how Republicans spent millions of dollars in those states, fueling state-level victories that allowed Republicans to spearhead redistricting for the 2012 election to their party’s advantage. The group says it raised $30 million for the initiative.


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