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thucythucy's Journal
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April 18, 2018

I wish a Democratic pundit would focus on this issue

Yesterday I saw a long discussion on Meet the Press Daily about Democratic changes for retaking the House.

It was mentioned several times that Democrats need to poll at least seven percent more than Republicans on average in order to have even a shot on picking up enough seats to regain the House. In other words, Democrats have to poll something like 53% of the vote, at the very least, in order to garner 50% of House seats.

This is a disconnect built into the system that is inherently unfair and small "d" undemocratic. I wish someone would at least mention this at some time during these various discussions. It is, of course, the result of Republican gerrymandering and gaming the system, and Democrats IMHO ought to bring this up whenever possible.

Maybe if enough of us stress this point it might actually start to happen.


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