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Leonardo Carella‏
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If yesterday’s Alabama Senate race had been a House election, the Republicans, who got *fewer* votes, would have won 6 out of 7 seats, and the Democrats, who *won* the vote statewide, only 1 out of 7. That’s how gerrymandered Alabama is.

6:36 AM – 13 Dec 2017

Note that unlike several other noxious structural features of the American political system, gerrymandering can’t be defended on the basis of the mysterious Wisdom of the Framers, or indeed on any other basis.

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