AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio

More than one-third of state House races were unopposed in 2016, including 18 Republican candidates and 16 Democratic races.

The analysis measuring the "efficiency gap" shows Kentucky Republicans won about three more seats than they should have given their share of statewide votes.

The nationwide study categorized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats, including Indiana's 100 House seats and nine congressional races up for election a year ago.

Even with the new lines from a year ago, Virginia's congressional district favors the GOP, the AP's analysis shows. Among the two dozen most populated states that determine the vast majority of Congress, there were almost three times as many with Republican-tilted U.S. House districts.

The Associated Press used a version of the efficiency gap formula - developed by a law professor and a public policy researcher- to analyze 2016 results of U.S. House and state House or Assembly elections.

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Republicans dominate Wyoming politics like no other state without relying on the old political trick of gerrymandering, or adjusting political boundaries to gain an unfair advantage among voters.

This year, Georgia Republicans again sought to change the boundaries of several state House districts, including a couple won by Republicans by single-digit margins last November. "We met the criteria the Supreme Court required us to meet".

Some Democratic candidates in GOP leaning districts may face long odds, but even running a credible campaign can help the party overall by forcing Republicans to spread out their spending. That was especially true after the 2010 census, when new Republican majorities took control of the redistricting process.

"The Democrats don't know how to run campaigns; they're awful at it", he said.

North Carolina's legislative and congressional maps, drawn by Republicans after the 2010 Census, have faced protracted litigation.

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The strategy is for the majority party to create as many safe seats for its own candidates as possible.

Toscano said opposition to Trump is so strong that it's overcome the reluctance Democratic candidates have had in the past to compete in a district with Republican-friendly boundaries.

The analysis found Republicans won 56 percent of the votes in Ohio House races yet 66 percent of the seats.

Democrats held a partisan advantage in races in Maryland, Colorado, and Nevada, the analysis found, where legislative districts were re-drawn by a Democratic-majority legislature, a Democrat-led commission and by a court, respectively.

At the congressional level, Republicans earned 58.6 percent of the vote but won 77.8 percent of seats, more than 10 percent above expectations.

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For Democrats to complain of gerrymandering is "pure nonsense", said Matt Walter, the Republican committee's president. Instead, he said a proposed independent commission should work to keep "communities of interest" together.

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