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Dave Wasserman
U.S. House editor of the nonpartisan Report & contributing writer. Nerd for maps, data & bluegrass
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Dave Wasserman Oct 14
Replying to @JMilesColeman
Shhh...you discovered our secret work!!
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Alec MacGillis Oct 14
"Essentially what the dollar stores are betting on in a large way is that we are going to have a permanent underclass in America."
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Dave Wasserman Oct 13
Right now, a greater % of Dems in Trump districts (3/12) are retiring than GOPers in Clinton districts (2/23). Will that change?
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Dave Wasserman Oct 13
Replying to @CookPolitical
In other words, Democrats would need to win 33 of these 45 competitive races (73%) in order to win the House majority.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 13
Replying to @Nate_Cohn
I really doubt will ever move beyond Likely R; an indicted Hunter would still be the favorite. Meehan hasn't had a race since '10.
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Nate Cohn Oct 13
Some big moves here, including Rohrabacher, McSally to toss-up, KS-02 open to lean R, NY-11/KY-6 on the board at likely R.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 13
New: GOP Reps. Martha McSally , Dana Rohrabacher , Rod Blum move from Lean R to Toss Up.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 13
Hot off the press: new House Ratings feature 45 competitive races (36 GOP-held, 9 Dem-held).
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Dave Wasserman Oct 13
New : House Ratings changes in 12 districts as Democrats gain candidates & momentum.
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CookPoliticalReport Oct 13
NEW: Ratings changes in 12 districts as Democrats gain momentum Full story here:
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Dave Wasserman Oct 6
remains in Toss Up following Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D) retirement announcement.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 5
Per PA law, Gov. Wolf (D) has 10 days to schedule a special to be held no sooner than 60 days from proclamation. Parties choose cands.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 5
Replying to @CookPolitical
There's also evidence of added risk for incumbent party when special elections follow scandal. Think Weiner '11 in , Lee '11 in .
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Dave Wasserman Oct 5
Rep. Tim Murphy's resignation moves from Solid Republican to Likely Republican . R+11, but specials = more uncertainty.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 4
Replying to @Redistrict
Much as mathematicians solved the reapportionment puzzle in 1920s, it's now within our technological capabilities to resolve redistricting.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 4
More advantages: only one solution map possible & it could be computed/released immediately after each Census. No politics/courts involved.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 4
Replying to @CTIronman
True. The shortest-splitline part of the algorithm would address the R gerrymander.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 4
Replying to @Redistrict
And to avoid dividing communities, require algorithm to limit county/city splits to the minimum necessary to achieve equipopulous districts.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 4
Replying to @Redistrict
Not that it's remotely in play in this SCOTUS case. But If you're a programmer and think you could write this algorithm, I'd love to talk.
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Dave Wasserman Oct 4
Here's a standard that can fit in a tweet: Require use of an algorithm to draw shortest line(s) necessary to achieve equipopulous districts.
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