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To: darth
OK, so the Republicans won heavily in the House.

Congressional districts are almost identical in population nationwide.

How is it that voters chose Republican reps and then voted for Obama, gay marriage, and lib Senators?

Much of the reason is that Republicans success at the state-house level has given the party the redistricting upper hand. Added to the advantages of incumbency (including the Republican success in the 2010 congressional elections), there is now around a generic 2.5 percent Republican advantage in congressional races(1).

Given the Republican state-level successes in 2012, we will likely see this effect increase for at least the next 1-2 election cycles.


(1) There is an introductory discussion of the redistricting and incumbency effects here:

44 posted on 11/08/2012 7:56:27 AM PST by M. Dodge Thomas (million)
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

Yes, but when I have worked at the polls I have seen evidence of fraud IN EVERY ELECTION!

Have you read my extensive posts?

How can it be that I went to the homes of 200 voters, knocked on the door, and found out that 50% did not exist? How can a number of precincts average 99% turnout?

Note that I staked out a dim precinct once to see how many voters entered in a four hour period. ZERO voters entered the building; yet that precinct showed 100% turnout when the votes were counted.

This is reality!

Until the Republican Party gets serious about this problem and comes up with a way to fight it, they will LOSE elections.

You don’t think the dims would commit massive fraud and multiple felonies? The party with the ties to organized crime and the drug cartels? Crooked unions? Crony capitalists?

See the proof:

82 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:09 AM PST by darth
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