The Associated Press used a new mathematical formula called the "efficiency gap" to measure whether gerrymandering - drawing political districts in ways that favor their own interests - has helped a political party enlarge its power.
The analysis found Republicans won 56 percent of the votes in Ohio's Statehouse races but 66 percent of the seats.
But many Democratic candidates will be facing a stacked deck as Virginia is one of several states where favorably drawn districts have given Republicans a measurable advantage in past elections, an Associated Press analysis shows. The analysis placed Ohio's "efficiency gap" near the top for both state and congressional races.
The state legislature redrew Kentucky's House districts in 2012.
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.
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.
The efficiency gap is the subject of a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court. A similar analysis in 2014 showed Democrats had a slight advantage in the same districts.
The AP's analysis was based on a version of the "efficiency gap" formula developed by University of Chicago law professor Nick Stephanopoulos and Eric McGhee, a researcher at the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. If Republicans hold onto power in both legislative chambers and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin wins re-election, it would give the party complete control of the redistricting process for the first time.
"I think it's a balance but again, it's also important to, at least in my mind, respect those boundary lines of the cities, towns and counties and school districts as much as possible", he said.
The state's congressional map was deemed unconstitutional and redrawn by order of federal judges in 2016, but legal challenges to redraw state House districts are tied up in appeals.
Part of the reason may be a political climate of costly, negative campaigns that discourages potential candidates, said Beatty, the House minority leader.
One of the largest Democratic congressional advantages was in Maryland, where Democrats controlled redistricting.
"Party control of redistricting is a powerful driver of the efficiency gap".
A map of congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature helped the GOP win almost three more of the state's U.S. House seats than the party otherwise would have won in last year's election, an Associated Press analysis found.
The national Republican State Leadership Committee, the force behind the party's surge in state legislative elections, attributes its victories to candidates who better represent their communities.
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While it awaits Lynch's response, the committee is pressing forward with its investigation of Trump's May 9 firing of Comey. Circa reported that Comey also discussed his communications with Lynch in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers.
The London Metropolitan Police is considering filing criminal charges against the company, including manslaughter charges. Documents and materials have been seized from a number of organisations as part of this process, the police said.
KCNA said Pyongyang dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and global standards in spite serving a sentence of hard labour. In a news conference before Warmbier's death, they said they could not speculate on the cause of his condition.
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CBSE was conducted National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam successfully on May 7 across 104 cities in India. Punjab's Navdeep Singh has scored the AIR 1 rank this year with a total score of 697 marks.
TV pictures at the scene of the blast showed debris scattered across a wide area as security officials secured the site. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market, where a bus terminal is also located, during rush hour in the market.
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Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop
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Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader
Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she concluded. Asked if the Democrats can take back the House with Pelosi atop the party, Richmond paused, then said , "Probably".
In Modi, Trump has a leader he can truly work with
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The former co-stars, however, had a mini-reunion on screen in 2016, when Bell was a guest on Peck's show " Grandfathered " on Fox. In another now-deleted tweet , Bell wrote "I'll miss ya brotha", also posting a pic of himself and Peck during happier days.
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