Oregon legislature on the brink as Democrats push gerrymandered maps
Oregon Democratic candidates for Congress won 56 percent of the vote across the state last year, though they carried four of the five U.S. House districts. “This is clearly a pro-Democratic map,” said Mark Gaber, the redistricting director at the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog that grades states on their remapping processes and results. “If you’re looking at it from proportionality, this is over representing Democrats.” The congressional district maps are certain to raise uncomfortable questions for national Democrats, who have campaigned in recent years on anti-gerrymandering platforms in states across the country.
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