Republicans reap the fruits of redistricting

-By Will Femia, The Maddow Blog

December 13, 2012- The graphics in last night's opening segment on gerrymandering were so clear and illustrative I wanted to give you a second look. What these show is the total number of votes for Democratic and Republican House candidates in each state. Or, as Rachel put it, more people in Michigan voted for a Democrat than voted for a Republican. But the point of gerrymandering is that more people voting for a Democratic representative does not mean more Democratic representatives were elected to represent those voters. In fact, the opposite. And in cases where more voters chose Republicans, the apportionment of representatives for those voters is disproportionate.

H/t Mother Jones, where they got this rolling and have tons more. After the jump, the graphics for Wisconsin, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio…

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