February 22, 2018

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After the November election, 59 Republicans control the Idaho House, which has 11 Democrats. They have held it ever since.

Part of the reason may be a political climate of costly, negative campaigns that discourages potential candidates, said Beatty, the House minority leader. "Republicans have not shown themselves to be good at legal challenges".

The news organization scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election previous year, using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage called the "efficiency gap".

The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election previous year using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage. How the court rules could influence congressional redistricting and legislative reapportionment nationwide after the 2020 Census.

Despite a 2010 constitutional amendment aimed at preventing political gerrymandering, Republicans continue to dominate Florida politics, especially in the state House - where Democrats only hold 41 of 120 seats. As of last week, there were 221 Republicans in the New Hampshire House, 170 Democrats and two Libertarians.

The formula compares the statewide average share of the vote that a party receives with the statewide percentage of seats the party won, taking into account that in politics, each percentage point share of statewide votes generally accounts for a 2 percentage point increase in seat share.

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This is a very good decision by CAC because only a healthy relationship between captain and coach can take Indian cricket forward. Kumble let it be known that he quit because the BCCI informed him that the skipper had "reservations" about his management style.

The AP excluded state senate chambers from its state data because not all seats were up for election previous year.

For Democrats to complain of gerrymandering is "pure nonsense", said Matt Walter, the Republican committee's president.

The number of Missouri House races lacking major-party opposition has been on the rise.

As a result, Schale said, districts seen as competitive still have a slight Republican edge: "Even the places that are competitive aren't truly like jump balls". One example he cited is the scenic Roaring Fork Valley that stretches roughly 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. That would make for an expectation of about 65 percent, or 65 seats, going to Republicans in Indiana. "We met the criteria the Supreme Court required us to meet". The data also doesn't identify any particular districts where the legislative map might give Republicans a boost.

Torr said he plans to reintroduce the bill in the next legislative session ahead of the upcoming redistricting. "Do we want the members of the legislature drawing the maps to pick their constituents, or do we want the voters to pick their representatives?"

But a new analysis of election results by The Associated Press indicates it was Republicans who could have benefited slightly from the way the districts were drawn, contributing to what would become a landslide election for the GOP.

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