Thursday, January 3, 2019
Gerrymandering in the year 1882..........
In the end he captured the nomination without difficulty, but the general election proved more troublesome. The initial vote count gave him a victory of just eight votes, and he headed to Washington as an incumbent. But well into his new term, a review panel dominated by Democrats awarded the seat to his opponent. So he returned to Canton a defeated politician. On top of that, the Democratic legislature once again reconstituted his district, giving Democrats an estimated registration advantage of some 900 votes.
-Robert W. Merry, President McKinley: Architect of the American Century