October 27th lecture - October 27 th lecture Chapters 11...

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Unformatted text preview: October 27 th lecture Chapters 11 & 12 Black Brothers I. Chapter 11 Why Republican breakthrough occurred in 90s. 1. Lot of congressional districts that had smaller population after 90 that had before. a. Republicans have easier time winning smaller population areas. b. Also, easier for them to win more urban districts. 2. Republican landslide districts are those where Republican presidential candidate took 60% or greater margin of the vote. 3. After 1990, out of all House seats in South, Democrats have 2:1 edge. a. After 1992, 77-48 Democratic edge. b. After 1994, Republicans with majority at 64. b. Today, Republican edge 72-59 i. Due to Reagan realignment ii. Congressional redistricting iii. Democratic vulnerability due to Clinton c. 4. After 90, Democrats still held 23 of 53 Bush landslide districts. d. 5. Main point of this chapter a. Beginning in 90s southern voters who had voted Republican in past presidential elections, now voting Republican in congressional elections. e. 6. Most majority-minority districts were created after 90. a. Creation of these districts increased number of black Democrats in Congress b. Lowered number of white Democrats in Congress f. Increased number of white Republicans in Congress g. TX went from one majority-minority district prior to 90 to 3 after 90.TX went from one majority-minority district prior to 90 to 3 after 90....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GOV 335N taught by Professor Karch during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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October 27th lecture - October 27 th lecture Chapters 11...

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