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Republicans Roll Over in Redistricting Battles

'With Republicans needing a net gain of only five seats to take the House majority this year, experts have said redistricting alone could determine control of the chamber... '

(John RansomHeadline USA) As Democrats, led by heavyhitting lawyers like Marc Elias and Eric Holder push endless lawsuits to challenge newly drawn congressional maps in GOP-controlled states, Republicans aren’t being aggressive enough, according to RedState.

Meanwhille, Democrats continue to stack districts in egregiously gerrymandered blue states like Illinois and New York.

RedState said Democrats have done as much as they can to eliminate Republican seats by gerrymandering, “while Republicans curl into a fetal position.”

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The result could be that the GOP risks a possible Republican takeover of the House, whether or not there is a so-called “red-wave” favoring the Republicans in the November, 2022 election.

CQ–Roll Call, for one, has bragged that in New York, Democrats are trying to eliminate GOP congressional districts to “offset” alleged GOP gerrymanders elsewhere, “even as Democrats in other states argue Republicans used mapmaking to glean an unfair advantage.”

Ironically, several states, including New York, that lost seats in the 2020 census due to people fleeing radical leftist policies are now trying to recoup those losses and then some through their creative map-drawing.

“The draft map [in New York] would represent some of Democrats’ biggest gains in redistricting so far, including possible gains in Oregon, California and Illinois,” said CQ–Roll Call.

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“With Republicans needing a net gain of only five seats to take the House majority this year, experts have said redistricting alone could determine control of the chamber,” it added.

Looking at the the new maps drawn thus far, the GOP will have to pick up at least six additional seats that lean Democrat, giving the Dems a practical advantage of 11 seats over the five seat majority they hold now.

According to the analytics site FiveThirtyEight, the new maps in all the states combined have eliminated six competitive races, while adding more Democrat districts.

“At this point,” said FiveThirtyEight, “redistricting has created seven more Democratic-leaning seats nationally, one more Republican-leaning seat and six fewer highly competitive seats.”

RedState called the practice of gerrymandering to pick up House seats “the spoils of war,” and said that the GOP is being too timid in using the power they have to eliminate Democrat seats.

“The GOP can wake up and realize there is no going back on gerrymandering, or they can sit idly by while Democrats gain seats before the first votes are even cast,” said RedState. “Right now, the Republican response to all this is embarrassing.”

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