Nashville was gerrymandered out of getting any Dems (if you look at just Davidson Co votes, all the Dem candidates would have won). Instead of the amazing Odessa Kelly, my new house rep will be a loathsome waste of hair from Clarksville (a community an hour away!).

I’m heartened in general by the outcome of the midterms so far, but this is really frustrating and if this country had a proper elections commission ought to be illegal. Genuinely don’t understand why the state legislature is permitted to draw federal electoral districts. But I’m showing my Canadian bias towards a strong federal government instead of a loose and somewhat chaotic affiliation of states.

State of TN electoral districts, showing Nashville divided into three districts all combined with more distant communities.

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