Democrats Look For Big Gains In State Legislatures

The Democratic Party has finally learned its lesson. It is no longer ignoring state government, and this year expects to make major gains in state legislatures all over the United States.

By letting Republicans take control of over two-thirds of state governments over the past ten years Democrats have placed themselves on the outside of the all-important process of drawing congressional districts. This of course has allowed GOP gerrymandering to take place at the federal and state level. The result of that has been that the minority Republican Party controls the government while the majority Democratic Party controls nothing except a few state governments. read more