Creative Map-Drawing Kept Senate GOP In Power For Decades Despite Demographics

From Tom Precious in the Buffalo News:

“As Republicans fretted last week over the string of Election Day losses that flipped the state Senate to Democratic Party control, they might seek solace in a not-so-small dose of reality.

The Republicans should have lost the Senate at least 10 years ago and, in fact, probably a lot longer ago than that were it not for the state’s arcane way of determining how legislative seats are drawn.

Thanks to the state redistricting system – one of the nation’s most adept at gerrymandering and protecting parties –  the Senate GOP decade after decade aggressively re-drew Senate district lines in ways meant solely to protect their power in the Senate.”

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