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Rohrer: Term limits versus gerrymandering

The 2018 U.S. House of Representatives election resulted in control moving from Republicans to Democrats despite a furious “save the House” effort by Republicans.

Some are calling it a blue wave, yet even in this year of change, 91 percent of incumbents were re-elected. One hundred seventy-six Democrats ran for re-election and 99 percent, or 174, won. Two hundred two Republicans ran and 85 percent, or 171, won. There were 33 incumbents who didn’t seek re-election and those seats resulted in a net gain of five seats for Democrats.

Poll

How did you spend the Fourth of July?

At the Evergreen Music Festival
14% (1 vote)
At the Independence Day parade in Indian Hills and enjoying the water fight
14% (1 vote)
Watching fireworks somewhere
0% (0 votes)
Stayed home
71% (5 votes)
Total votes: 7

An off-leash dog park is being proposed Evergreen Memorial Park. Are you in favor of the new dog park location?

Yes
92% (220 votes)
No
8% (18 votes)
Total votes: 238

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. What is your favorite part of the annual summertime holiday?

The fireworks
0% (0 votes)
Getting together with friends and family
0% (0 votes)
Celebrating our freedom
80% (4 votes)
Cookouts
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5

Evergren Rodeo weekend is over. What was your favorite part?

The rodeo
33% (1 vote)
The parade
67% (2 votes)
The camaraderie
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3

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