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Can the Democrats take control of Congress in November?

Given the scale of recent gerrymandering, it’s a long shot

By Fabrizio Tonello  

Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton ©Carolyn Kaster/AP/Press Association Images

The Democrats are optimistic. Looking at Hillary Clinton’s steady lead in the polls over Donald Trump, they are feeling confident of winning the White House in November. The US president is not directly elected—instead, votes are consolidated in each state, something that modifies or even subverts the popular vote (as happened in 2000, when Al Gore received 543,895 more votes…

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