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Opinion: Redistricting Proved To Be Much Ado About Not Very Much – Michael Barone

The congressional redistricting wars are mostly over. Much of the hoopla surrounding it is proving overheated. Before looking at this cycle’s results, a primer on the subject is in order. The first and most important point is that the requirement that districts have equal populations seriously limits the effects of partisan redistricting. That requirement seems

Michael Barone

Opinion: Redistricting Helps Republicans but Doesn’t Guarantee Control

Here’s a suggestion for those who think that partisan redistricting — or, as is often the case with these plaints, partisan redistricting by Republicans — threatens to destroy American democracy. Take a look at “The Long Red Thread,” the recent history by Sabato’s Crystal Ball analyst Kyle Kondik of House of Representatives elections from 1964

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