Ohio’s map consistently gives Republicans 75 percent of the states’ congressional seats, regardless of the votes they earn.
Massachusetts’ map consistently gives Democrats 100 percent of the state’s congressional seats, regardless of the vote their year.
- In 2018, and despite the fact that three of the nine Mass. congresscritters were running unopposed, the GOP garnered 19% of the overall vote cast. Just on that alone, they GOP should have two of the Mass congressional seats; yet, the GOP have none.
- In the contested races, the GOP pulled 33% on average of the vote. Based on THAT, they should have three of the Mass congressional seats; yet, the GOP have none.
Want to do California? You’ll see the same basic result: The % of the popular vote will show the GOP to be woefully underrepresented in the state’s House delegation.
Conclusion? In the states where the Dems controlled the gerrymander process in 2010, the misrepresentation is just as egregious as Ohio (and other places where the GOP controlled the gerrymander process).
So, I will be looking forward to the ACLU’s recommended maps for Massachusetts and California. I’m sure they’re forthcoming. :-)