For The Economist on How (Some) Republican Gerrymanders Failed to Deliver in 2018

By G. Elliott Morris

On Jan. 05, 2019



In 2011, it looked clear as day to Republicans that they could rely on a coalition of rural votes and college-educated, suburban whites to deliver them the House majority for a decade to come. But after 7 years, demographic “broke” some of their fragile gerrymanders that were situated in competitive suburban districts. The data team and I worked together to visualize how this happened.

“America‚Äôs House of Representatives | The failure of gerrymandering | How educated, suburban whites ended the over-representation of Republicans”