What is this built-in advantage in fight?

What to know how crooked politicians get into office and how come they stay there even if the majority of the country do not want them?

They lie, cheat and steal the elections that’s how.

So people, what are we going to do about it?

GOP has a built-in advantage in fight for US House.

Don’t get me wrong my friends, the Democrats would have done the same if they were smart enough!


In states like Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina, Republicans were able to shape congressional maps to pack as many Democratic voters as possible into the fewest House districts.

The process, called gerrymandering, left fertile ground elsewhere in each state to spread Republican voters among more districts, increasing the GOP’s chances of winning more seats.

Florida has been doing the same only on a much larger scale with places like the villages, a retirement place in our state for republican snowbirds.


This photo taken March 19, 2014 shows Chris Jankowski the architect of the GOP’s gerrymandering effort in Virginia posing in the Gallery of the Virginia House of Delegates at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.

They can recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, but Democrats will face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s midterm elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

The playing field is tilted decidedly in favor of Republican candidates and it will be for much of the decade.

That’s because Republicans built the field when they drew new boundaries for House districts in key states after the 2010 census.

Steve Helber / AP Photo


This undated graphic provided by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission shows a map of New Jersey’s new Congressional Districts.

In an attempt to take the job of redrawing congressional and legislative districts out of the hands of elected officials, a handful of states have turned to independent or arm’s-length panels intended to limit political influence.

New Jersey Redistricting Commission / AP Photo

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