Aug 15, 2018 | 7945 views | 0 0 comments | 424 424 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Dispatcher Edward Riecks recently pointed out that the Democratic Party has suffered over 1,100 losses nationwide, but his statement that the reason is "the party has moved too far to the left" is wrong.

The real reason for the losses is actually Republican gerrymandering.

According to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice, Republicans have so effectively gerrymandered key states like Ohio, North Carolina, and Wisconsin that it could prevent Democrats from reclaiming the 24 seats they need to retake the House majority, even if they win the popular vote by the same margins they did in the 2006 elections.

The GOP poured money into an unprecedented effort to control governorships and state legislative bodies in 2010 to redraw congressional districts. GOP operatives crafted favorable districts filled with conservative voters.


Robert LaRosa

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