Partisan Gerrymandering & the 2016 Election the Subject of New Analysis

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Editor’s Note: Here at Pennsylvanians for Fair Elections, we are fighting for redistricting reform in the Keystone State. Part of our mission is to also keep you informed about news related to partisan gerrymandering—and its effect on voting and elections. To that end, we want to point you to a new analysis recent published by the nonpartisan nonprofit gr0up The Campaign Legal Center.

Here is an excerpt from a recent blog:

The Campaign Legal Center has conducted an initial analysis of the depth of partisan gerrymandering in the 2016 election, which was the third election held since the 2011 round of redistricting.

With three elections’ worth of data, we can now say with even more certainty that the redistricting plans in the post-2010 cycle evidence more extreme partisan gerrymandering than any other decade in modern American history. For the third time this decade, we saw huge skews in favor of either Democrats or Republicans in plans across the country.

We recommend you take a look at the entire report, which is available on the CLC website.

Stay tuned for more information about redistricting reform efforts here in Pennsylvania.

 

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