Why Democrats Are So Excited about 2018

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Source: New Yorker

Why are Democrats so excited about 2018?

The short answer: a couple years ago, when Republicans gerrymandered Congressional districts in 5 key states, they created a bunch of districts that only slightly favor Republicans – meaning that a relatively small shift toward Democrats in 2018 could flip a ton of seats to the left.

Trying to distribute their supporters across as many districts as possible, Republicans created many weakly Republican districts rather than a few strongly Republican districts. The party gambled on politics as usual. And then Donald Trump became president. If you’re a Democrat, this is where your ears perk up.

Get the full scoop from Bloomberg View here.

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