Democrats sued to strike down North Carolina Republicans' extreme congressional gerrymander yesterday. These three maps show just how effectively gerrymandering can swing election outcomes in states such as North Carolina https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/1/1725879/-These-three-maps-show-just-how-effectively-gerrymandering-can-swing-election-outcomes … #NCpol #NCGA
NEW: Results of North Carolina's 2018 statewide elections by congressional district. Despite winning every race, only the Dems who faced two Rs & won by landslide margins carried more than 3 of 13 districts. GOP gerrymander makes the median seat margin 10% redder than NC overall
This is the extreme Republican congressional gerrymander that Democrats just filed a lawsuit over yesterday in state court. There's a good chance they'll prevail #NCpol #NCGA https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/holder-affiliated-group-launches-new-challenge-to-partisan-gerrymandering-in-north-carolina/2019/09/26/c7574b5a-e0a1-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html …
Here's how a nonpartisan North Carolina congressional map could look. Democrats would have two more safe districts for 5 of 13 total, & 3 more red-leaning districts would be competitive. The median district margin is just 4% redder than the state on average #NCpol #NCGA
You can follow @PoliticsWolf.
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.
Enjoy Threader? Sign up.
Since you’re here...
... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.