Saturday, December 15, 2012

How Maps Helped Republicans Keep an Edge in the House

Redistricting may sound esoteric, but it can have an impact on governing at the state and federal levels. - Griff Palmer and Michael Cooper/NYT

In the nation as a whole, Democratic candidates for Congress won 1.1 million more votes than Republicans... But Republicans maintained their control of the House - making this one of a handful of elections in the last century where the party that won the popular vote for Congress did not win control of the House.