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Scott Lemieux
It's also crucial to understand that the Wisconsin gerrymander, for example, is essentially unbreakable. Wisconsin Republicans could lose by more than 10% statewide and maintain control of the legislature
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Scott Lemieux 1 Jul 19
Replying to @LemieuxLGM
The old conventional wisdom that gerrymandering is risky in a swing state because it makes you vulnerable in a wave election just doesn't apply to some of the new computer-generated gerrymanders
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Stephen Judkins 1 Jul 19
Replying to @LemieuxLGM
One interesting point is that gerrymanders like this have pretty extreme tail risk for the gerrymandering party. Sure, it's very unlikely that Republicans could lose by 15% but if they do Democrats could gain an enormous majority
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Scott Lemieux 1 Jul 19
Replying to @stephenjudkins
That risk is really trivial, though.
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MKE not MIKE 1 Jul 19
Replying to @LemieuxLGM
I left WI in 2009 and returned in 2016 - I weep at the damage done by Walker and the WI GOP...
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Jon Kortebein 1 Jul 19
The thinnest reed is evidently completely compelling?
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Jef Poskanzer 1 Jul 19
Replying to @LemieuxLGM @trabernlaw
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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Kristin Rawls 1 Jul 19
North Carolina too.
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