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Submission + - Gerrymandering Ensures Republican Control of the House

Aglassis writes: With the recent thumping of the Republican Party in the US general elections, one begins to wonder why the Republicans still had such a decisive victory in maintaining control of the US House of Representatives when the Democrats gained a significant margin in the US Senate. Prof. Sam Wang of the Princeton Election Consortium explains that the redistricting following the Tea Party victory in 2010 ensured that Democrats may have needed to win the popular vote by nearly 5% in order to gain control.

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