posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 10:47 PM
After the 2010 redistricting I just don't see how it is possible for the Democrats to win back the House in 2018. It just doesn't seem possible.
"It was never a secret. In 2010, the conservative political strategist Karl Rove took to the Wall Street Journal and laid out a plan to win majorities
in state legislatures across the country.
"He who controls redistricting can control Congress," read the subhead to Rove's column."
"Gerrymandering is the word that put us all to sleep in eighth grade civics class, but it is the most important factor in the building blocks of our
democracy, which is how the lines are drawn in our legislative districts. Politicians on both sides do it in order to get revenge on an enemy, maybe
steal a seat here and there where they didn't deserve it. Gerrymandering changes in 2010. What the Republicans hit upon is a brilliant new plan to put
gerrymandering on steroids, and build themselves a voter-proof firewall and it holds up in 2012, as you said."
Given the level of Gerrymandering in 2010 it seems to me the election was rigged to let the Democrats win for some reason. Probably gridlock.
edit on 8-1-2019 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)