Will Gerrymandered Democratic Maps Claim 5 Congressional Seats

DNC speakers have engaged in unabashed celebration of the gerrymandered maps that Democrats hope will allow them to claim 5 congressional seats now held by Republicans. It’s a little jarring to hear the Dems congratulate themselves for selfishly disenfranchising so many voters. The Tribune supposes there’s no use pretending among friends.

Which explains why party leaders are working hard to keep the convention from feeling like a victory lap. Day after day, speaker after speaker, the delegates have been urged to get out and campaign for embattled Democrats — and not to stop at the state line.

Go forth, in other words, to Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. Reach out to friends and relatives in battleground states to talk up the president; knock on doors for Democrats who live in districts they didn’t draw. Hit the road. The mess at home seems so very far away. It will have to wait.

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