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Redistricting Results

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While this cartoon is flippant, the attached Washington Post article is not.  In the culumative congressional voting, Democrats have more votes but won fewer seats than the Republicans.  Many are starting to question the redistricting process after the 2010 census. 

  

Tags: gerrymandering, political, mapping, census.

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Adriene Mannas's curator insight, May 26, 9:15 PM

This article is talking about how a certain political party can win whether or not it has popularity. They can do this through gerrymandering or the redrawing of district lines for a certain favor. This article talks about how there was a redistricting after the 2010 census and about the vote after. The article talks about how the republicans had the majority vote but because of the redistricting the democrats won. 

 

This has to do with the political unit because it is talking about redistricting for a certain political sides favor in order to boost the number of votes despite the majority. This is a big thing now days in political offices and can vastly change votes.

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, May 27, 10:42 AM

This article is about the political organization of space.

 

The main reason for this organization is gerrymandering, or the alteration of district lines for political gain. This means that voters in a city will be split according to the winning political party. For example, while a fair vote study showed that Republicans are the clear majority, the democrats win by region due to gerrymandering. 

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