R is for redistricting.

Maryland was not alone in using census data to shift Congressional district lines for partisan advantage. Chronic gerrymandering is the reason why the GOP remains in solid control of the House of Representatives, despite the fact that Democratic congressional candidates got more votes than Republicans.

( Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun / November 13, 2012 )

Maryland was not alone in using census data to shift Congressional district lines for partisan advantage. Chronic gerrymandering is the reason why the GOP remains in solid control of the House of Representatives, despite the fact that Democratic congressional candidates got more votes than Republicans.

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