Republicans have been gerrymandering which has allowed their wins more often than we like.
We must get this stopped. Some might question if we would still be nice if we expected anything. This article addresses the issue.
The Constitution explicitly states that districts be redrawn every ten years and it would take a Constitutional Amendment to change that.
The Supreme Court could technically rule otherwise, but Democrats in a handful of swing states were too lazy to vote in 2016 and the conservatives on the court now have a majority, so I'm not holding my breath.
This is why I was screaming at my liberal friends who were upset with President Obama in 2010 and it's the same reason I'm screaming now.
Republicans have figured out how to game the system and Democrats continue to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
At least some democrats are trying to do something about gerrymandering in my state, but more needs to be done nationwide.
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case
June 19, 2017
"The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander."
Unfortunately, the supreme court has a right leaning edge.
With a 5:4 conservative majority in the SCOTUS, I expect conservative bias. 2018 midterm wins by democrats would be a start at reversing their agenda and moving ahead. Although judges sit on the bench for years, one or two would need to retire, soon.
For people like myself, I always wondered how one party or another can divide districts to gain an edge in votes, this WAPO pretty much explains it....