2016- You want to know why Texas is Red? Gerrymandering As currently, frequently exercised by the Republican led Texas State Government, while I can't say this is happening Nationwide (for lack of research), I'd tend to believe as everything else the GOP does in their end justifies the means morality, this most likely is the norm in every Republican dominated State House. From a report on the local PBS Radio station, the show Texas Matters, (years and numbers are approximated), as a result of redistricting in 2002, out of 150 total voter districts in the State of Texas, Republicans organized them they so that 85 would be Republican (a 56 to 44% advantage). However, due to natural changes in voters, more voters who voted Democrat, the Republican advantage had dropped to only 76 as compared to 75 Democrat districts. So once again in 2010, the Republican majority, pushed the boundaries, to create 98 Republican out of 150 districts a 65 to 35% advantage. This is UNACCEPTABLE in a democracy, but how many Republicans do you think approve of these methods? Not only undemocratic, it's CORRUPT. This is why a neutral bipartisan districting commission is required to save any notion of a representative democracy being maintained in the U.S..