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Gerrymandering affects outcomes in swing states

During midterm elections this November, voters across the country will head to the polls to decide who should represent them for the next two years in the U.S. House of Representatives. But, in some states, they may have a harder time making their voices heard this year, in part, because it’s the first election following a redistricting cycle.

New research from UC Santa Cruz focusing on swing states — those where political parties are evenly matched — suggests that whichever party controls the redistricting process engineers an 11 percentage-point increase in its probability of winning a U.S. House race in the next election. And these advantages often run counter to the will of voters.

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