Republicans cement hold on legislatures in US battleground states

By IANS | Published: November 29, 2021 02:18 PM2021-11-29T14:18:03+5:302021-11-29T14:30:22+5:30

Washington, Nov 29 Republicans are locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures in several US battleground states, ...

Republicans cement hold on legislatures in US battleground states | Republicans cement hold on legislatures in US battleground states

Republicans cement hold on legislatures in US battleground states

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Washington, Nov 29 Republicans are locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures in several US battleground states, The New York Times wrote in a report published recently.

"In Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and Georgia, Republican state lawmakers have either created supermajorities capable of overriding a governor's veto or whittled down competitive districts so significantly that Republicans' advantage is virtually impenetrable," the report read.

This redistricting cycle, according to the report, "builds on a political trend that accelerated in 2011, when Republicans in swing states including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan drew highly gerrymandered state legislative maps."

Gerrymandering is a tool used by both parties in swing states as well as less competitive ones, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Democrats in deep-blue states like Illinois are moving to increase their advantage in legislatures, and Republicans in deep-red states like Utah and Idaho are doing the same," the NYT report added.

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