Skewed representation in states

Skewed representation in many states

National partisan representation appears mostly "balanced" -- meaning if 50% of voters prefer Democrats, Democrats will win close to 50% of seats. But balance does not equal fairness, and it masks a troubling lack of representation and competition within states. In other words, with both Democrats and Republicans maximizing gerrymanders and geographic advantages in the states they control, the final national results may come out close to even -- but voters' voices have nothing to do with it. 

For example, new maps in Connecticut and Oklahoma are both likely to produce one-party delegations. But 40% of Connecticut residents vote Republican, and 30% of Oklahomans vote Democratic. With five seats in each state, any fair seat allocation in either state would include representatives of both parties. 

Republicans are underrepresented in Connecticut's 5 Democratic districts

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Democrats are underrepresented in Oklahoma's 5 Republican districts

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