Joy Behar Says Republicans Picked up Senate Seats Because of ‘Gerrymandering’

Dowd: ‘It’s not, that’s the Constitution’

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DOWD: "What do I think happened last night? I think we had a presidential year in a midterm is what we had last night. When you look at everything, we’re going to be over 110 million people. Never before. Highest turnout ever, the total. (Applause) And highest percentage turnout since 18-year-olds got the right to vote. So I think with that, what we also saw is -- and I said this last night on ABC, is, there’s been a battle that happened in 2016 between geography which Republicans have. There’s more red states, there's more red areas. And there’s demography, which Democrats have, the fastest group of voters in the country, more Democratic, people of color, women, urban voters, suburban voters, Latinos, those are pretending more Democratic. In 2016 we had a split decision. Trump takes the Electoral College, geography. Hillary Clinton wins the popular vote. Last night was an even bigger example of that. So Democrats won the popular vote last night by 8 million votes. But they lose U.S. senate races in red areas —“
BEHAR: “Because of gerrymandering.” [crostalk]
DOWD: “Well it’s not gerrymandering, that’s the Constitution. The districts are gerrymandered but the states are part of the Constitution.”

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