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Monthly Archives: June 2011
It’s not clear that the legislature actually made Matheson’s district more Republican in 2001. It’s often said that the Utah legislature tried to gerrymander Utah’s second district (Matheson’s) in 2001. By moving Republicans into the district and Democrats out of … Continue reading
Romney has better odds of winning the GOP nod, but Huntsman would have better odds against Obama. Here’s an amusing deviation from our regularly scheduled programming. Dan Hopkins, a political scientist at Georgetown, had a little fun today playing with … Continue reading
To avoid a lawsuit, the redistricting committee will need to take care how the new districts divide minority populations. Utah’s Hispanic population continued to grow during the 2000s. Statewide, the Hispanic population grew by 78% (from 201,559 to 358,340) in … Continue reading
Population change may cost Democrats 2 seats in the Utah House and 1 in the Senate. A few days ago, we posted some information about population change within Utah’s 75 state House districts. Because the 2010 Census reports a population … Continue reading
Every county (except Kane) became more Republican between 1992 and 2008. Many became WAY more Republican. In our last post, we looked at Utah’s continuing movement toward the GOP during the 2000s. Today, we’ll look to see which specific counties … Continue reading