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  1. Interesting analysis, and it seems on the whole pretty reasonable.

    I will say that gerrymandering becomes even clearer when you look at state legislatures. Where I live, in Wisconsin, control of the Senate swung back to the Republicans in part because the November elections followed the new district boundaries. Those recall elections held in the summer used the previous decade’s boundaries (and yes, they ended up taking that to court).

    Some other states have converted to using nonpartisan commissions to manage redistricting, and you can see the difference. In Wisconsin, the redistricting is done by whichever party is in control of the state legislature in the two years after the census. And I’m pretty sure that the Republicans won’t consider a bipartisan (much less a nonpartisan) management of the process. At least, not this year.

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