gerrymandering

Our Unrepresentative State Senate

Others can do more sophisticated analysis than I, no doubt.

But I figured that in our State Senate races on Tuesday, the GOP captured 52.6% of the vote, while Democratic candidates got 47.4%. But more telling, there were a total of 20 seats that were uncontested - that's 40% of our State Senate. And in the 30 contested races, only 6 had a winner with fewer than 55% of the votes cast.

So, Republicans now hold 32 seats in our Senate, despite an electorate that should have resulted in something more like a 26-24 split.

This flies in the face of the equal protection of the laws.

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