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Friday, 11 August 2017 19:09

2018 Congressional Map Has A HUGE Bias Against One Of The Parties

Written by  Kimberly Morin

FiveThirtyEight has done an analysis about bias in the upcoming election, and it doesn’t look good for Democrats.

The bias is in Republicans’ favor, and it’s the Democrats’ own fault due to their concentrations in places like California and New York.

From FiveThirtyEight:

In the last few decades, Democrats have expanded their advantages in California and New York — states with huge urban centers that combined to give Clinton a 6 million vote edge, more than twice her national margin. But those two states elect only 4 percent of the Senate. Meanwhile, Republicans have made huge advances in small rural states — think Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and West Virginia — that wield disproportionate power in the upper chamber compared to their populations.

We can quantify the partisan bias of Congress over time by measuring the distance between each national presidential result and each year’s presidential result in the median House and Senate seats. So, in 2008, for example, Barack Obama won the popular vote by 7.3 percentage points, but Democrats won the median House seat by 4.4 points — a pro-GOP bias of 2.9 points.

Today, the pro-GOP biases in both chambers are at historic highs:

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