“House Democrats scramble after redistricting lessens competitive edge”

Washington Post

Court rulings in Florida and New York have Democrats working harder to keep their seats. The article offers a round up of the likely political effect of the new maps. Two tidbits stand out:

First, “Redistricting . . . has eliminated 18 competitive seats according to a Washington Post analysis, making it less likely that either party can have more of an edge in future races.”

Second, Jonathan Cervas, the special master who drew New York’s maps, seems to have de-prioritized incumbency protection. Recognizing there are arguments on both sides, I do want to say that may make life worse for the party, but it could be good for the public’s faith in democracy.

Share this: