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

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