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  •  Correction it's 17 seats but (1+ / 0-)
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    then there's this from Nate Silver

    This year, there were only 11 House seats that Democrats lost by five or fewer percentage points. Thus, even if they had performed five points better across the board, they would still have come up six seats short of controlling the chamber.
    Believing we win in 2016 involves those same maps and likely requires a Dem candidate more popular than Obama and/or a Republican less popular than Mitt Romney. 2018, same maps add off year election problems, 2020 we can retake state houses and change the maps for 2022 election, and that's likely because also a Presidential year, but for electing the House of Representatives in 2020 we're still using the maps that left us in the above blockquoted situation of being 17 seats short with only 11 districts within 5 points. 2022 first election with new maps, early Jan 2023 when that Congress takes power. Maybe you're more optimistic than I am, but I don't see why.

    You Hate Cuts 2 Medicare? Do You Love Obamacare? It added $1 trillion to Medicaid.

    by CornSyrupAwareness on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:45:30 PM PDT

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