Dan Snyder 'Thrilled' with Supreme Court decision that benefits Redskins
Modi Says India is Business Friendly, Invites US CEOs to Invest
John Oliver: Trump Lying About Taping Comey Was "Extraordinarily Stupid"
Teen's actions caused her to fall from Six Flags ride, cops say
East County celebrates the Fourth of July with fun and fireworks
Utah House map may give GOP advantage
26 June 2017, 07:21 | Gladys Abbott
The state House went from a 71-49 Democratic majority in 1994 to an 81-39 Republican majority after the 2002 election when districts were redrawn by Republican lawmakers.
Nevada and Colorado were the only two presidential "swing states" among just eight state legislatures determined to favor Democrats in 2016. "Hats off to the Democratic litigators".
The Associated Press analyzed all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly elections a year ago using a statistical method of calculating partisan advantage created to detect potential gerrymandering. The study is based on a formula that compares the statewide average share of each party's vote in the districts with the statewide percentage of seats it wins. Barbuto was in the Legislature the last time lawmakers redrew political boundaries in response to the 2010 census.
The Utah GOP won three more state legislative seats than they should have in 2016 because of partisan gerrymandering according to a new analysis. Political scientists would expect a party to receive 2 percent more seats for every 1 percent over 50 they get in votes.
Republican House candidates received 763,824 votes in 2016, compared to 694,720 votes for Democratic candidates.
The AP excluded state senate chambers from its state data because not all seats were up for election a year ago.
When gerrymandering so effectively boosts a majority party's chances, it can dissuade opposition parties from even fielding a candidate. University of Florida political science professor Dan Smith said Republicans are better at fielding candidates and running campaigns - particularly in about 30 truly competitive districts. One example he cited is the scenic Roaring Fork Valley that stretches roughly 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. There, Democrats hold four fifths of the House seats.
Missing In Colombia Following Tourist Boat Sinking
On Sunday night, scuba divers and rescue crews had to suspend their search due to a thunder and lightning storm in the area. President Juan Manuel Santos said on Twitter the air force and rescue services were deploying to deal with the "emergency".
Jordan Spieth wins after play-off — Travelers Championship
From Spieth's low location of being in the bunker, he could not see the bottom of the flagstick and therefore the hole. The shot was reminiscent of the bunker hole-out he had at the John Deere for his first ever PGA Tour win in 2013.
"A favorite thing to do is to cry foul and say "gerrymander" very loud", Jones said.
"Partisan bias is distorting the composition of the U.S. House, and a handful of states are principally responsible for driving it", the Brennan Center found.
He'd like to see nonpartisan legislative staff draft initial maps and a supermajority consensus required by redistricting and reapportionment panels.
"Obviously if you're the party in power and your members wanted to draw districts that helped themselves get elected, to a certain extent that's naturally going to benefit the majority", Kottkamp noted.
Districts underwent dramatic changes that broke decades of precedent: The map shifted whole counties and some of the state's larger cities into new congressional districts, and pitted two Democratic congressmen against each other to remain in Congress. Mapmakers apparently analyzed voting patterns of individual wards.
The AP also calculated efficiency gap scores for the U.S. House elections, though experts caution those measurements are less statistically meaningful in states with few districts.
At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria
Chukwu also disclosed that at about 8 am on Monday, two female bombers blew themselves up on the University of Maiduguri campus. Gambo blamed recent attacks on the university on its expansive land mass part of which is still unfenced.
Modi invites United States CEOs to invest in India
He said that "the GST would, in a single stroke, convert India into a unified, continent-sized market of 1.3 billion people". Modi is said to have discussed a plethora of issues from visas and job creation to foreign investments and demonetization.
Takata Files for Bankruptcy Protection
The company is also selling off its remaining operations to rivals, namely Chinese-owned Key Safety Systems which is based in MI . Takata has already agreed to pay a billion-dollar fine to settle with USA safety regulators.
ITBP jawans celebrate International Yoga Day in
India's official broadcaster All India Radio said Yoga Day celebrations were taking place in 5,000 places across the country. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath , who is attending the event, also enumerated the merits of practicing yoga.
Solange, Migos win at BET Awards; Bruno Mars performs
Actors from the upcoming film "Detroit" also listed names of black men and women killed by police and others, including Castile. She reportedly had her twins earlier this month, but she hasn't publicly commented on it.
Big3 begins: Close games open Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 league
Games are played to 60 points, but teams must win by two, and getting to 60 wasn't enough in either of the first two games. Those teams are 3's Company, Killer 3's , Tri-State, 3-Headed Monsters, Trilogy , Ghost Ballers, Ball Hogs and Power.