New Hampshire among states with GOP redistricting advantage
CONCORD (AP) — An analysis of whether gerrymandering has helped political parties enlarge their power across the country finds a decided advantage for Republicans in numerous states, including New Hampshire.
The Associated Press used a mathematical formula called the "efficiency gap" to analyze the results of 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year. The gap represents the percent of seats won by Republicans beyond what would be expected based on their statewide average share of votes. Only five states had a larger "efficiency gap" than New Hampshire.
Control of New Hampshire's 400-member House has swung back and forth between parties multiple times in the last decade, but Republicans were in charge when it counted in terms of drawing the most recent election maps.