How did “blue” states come to be controlled by Republican legislatures and represented in Congress by Republicans?
This compelling New Yorker article, based on David Daley’s new book, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, explains.
. . . So skillfully were the lines drawn that in 2012—when President Obama carried Pennsylvania by three hundred thousand votes and the state’s Democratic congressional candidates collectively outpolled their G.O.P. rivals by nearly a hundred thousand votes—Republicans still won thirteen of Pennsylvania’s eighteen seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. . . .
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