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Seven states where Democrats got more votes for Congress than Republicans but won fewer seats
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Nov. 15, 2012 12:01 a.m.



 



To understand what’s going on here, you have to know the definition of the word “gerrymandering.” It stands for the practice of manipulating the boundaries of a legislative district to favor one party or class.

Republicans and Democrats alike have long histories of gerrymandering. But the political imbalance created by this practice was particularly striking in last week’s congressional elections, which saw Democrats win the overall majority of votes while Republicans won most of the seats in the U.S. House.

Adam Serwer puts it THIS WAY:

Americans woke up on November 7 having elected a Democratic president, expanded the ...

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