G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States
“This is not your founding fathers’ gerrymander,” said Chris Lamar, a senior legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center who focuses on redistricting. “This is something more intense and durable and permanent.” But with the opportunity to draw fresh maps, Republicans reverted to their old strategies, proposing maps that would give the party a 64-to-56 edge in the State House and a 32-to-18 advantage in the State House if the statewide vote were split 50-50, according to PlanScore.org, a nonpartisan site.
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