The Importance Of Voting In The United States

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To be exact, though House Republicans won only 49 percent of Pennsylvania's popular vote, they won 72 percent of its House seats, and in 2014 this stayed exactly the same. Another even more extreme example is North Carolina. You can see Gerrymandering in practice by looking at North Carolina’s 2012 elections. The results showed about 50% voting Democrat, and 48% voting Republican. However, only four democrats were elected, compared to 9 republicans. With this result it’s not difficult to imagine that North Carolina alone holds three of the most gerrymandered districts in the country. Pay particular attention to the long, snakelike districts, the 12th, in pink, and the 4th, in purple. These districts go through most of the state and contain
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