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    I have previously written about this in great deal here: http://www.dailykos.com/... and am planning on updating that diary when election results are complete.  If anyone wants to take a look at my pre-election analysis i've provided hypothetical maps for all the partisan-drawn states.

    In short though, my current estimate is that gerrymandering cost us around 21 to 26 seats on top of our actual 201 that we won.

    The Dkos community needs to "Wake the Fuck Up!" over this issue (to paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson).  Right now the most important thing we could do is organize petition signatures in Michigan where we could place a constitutional amendment on the ballot and gain 2-3 seats and Ohio where we could get 4-5 seats.  Ohio had a very underfunded effort this year, but with funding from the net roots this would be a slam dunk. Gerrymandering is not electorally popular when people are educated about it.

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.00, -8.41; progress through pragmatism

    by sawolf on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 11:10:39 AM PST

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