Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

Groups like Forward Majority, a political action committee working to elect Democrats in state legislative races, aren’t waiting for courts to act.

In many states, Democrats’ only hope lies in flipping numerous districts that two years ago voted for Republicans in both the presidential and state legislative elections. The problem is especially daunting for Democrats in battleground states where congressional district lines favoring Republicans were drawn after the 2010 census, Reuters’ analysis found.

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