Louisiana Congressional District Lines Don’t Favor GOP, Analysis Shows
Louisiana congressional district lines don’t favor GOP, analysis shows
A Democrat occupies only one of Louisiana’s six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but that’s a fairly accurate reflection of the state’s political leanings, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. Louisiana’s congressional district maps are even slightly advantageous to Democrats.
In many other states, the analysis found, the redrawing of congressional district lines skewed the 2016 elections toward Republicans. The GOP won as many as 22 House seats more than would have been expected from the average vote share in congressional districts across the United States.
The analysis is based in part on work by University …