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

G. Elliott Morris

Jan. 05, 2019

Tags: The Economist Politics Gerrymandering 2018 Midterms



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”