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In the past, Republicans have been able to secure what some see as an unfair political advantage by gerrymandering political districts.

But after the recent redrawing of zones, the congressional map across the U.S. is perhaps more evenly split than at any time in the past 50 years.

What happened?


Nate Cohn, a domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New York Times.

A map of Ohio congressional districts. Unlike in previous cycles, both parties’ extreme gerrymanders have effectively canceled each other out at the national level.
Photo: Julie Carr Smyth/Associated Press

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