A few figures from Citizen's Union's recent report on gerrymandering in New York State and what the org says is the resulting "pernicious decades-long erosion of our state's democracy and governance":
+ 96 percent of incumbents in the state legislature have been re-elected since 2002
+ the average margin of victory in contested races last year: 51 percent
+ 19 percent of general election state races were uncontested in 2010
map: NYS LATFOR
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