Democratic gains in legislative maps may not last long
DENVER (AP) — The surprising advantage Democrats gained during the torturous process of rewriting the country’s congressional maps may be short-lived, creating the potential for more frequent clashes over how political power should be. distributed in the United States.
As the decade-long scramble to draw new legislative lines, a process known as redistricting, comes to an end, Democrats have successfully shifted the map of Congress to the left. The typical U.S. House district is now close to matching President Joe Biden’s 4 percentage point victory in 2020. Although the impact may not be visible in this year’s vote, so As Democrats face growing odds of retaining their majority in the House, party leaders believe the new cards would. facilitate the capture of the chamber in more favorable elections.