In the USA, white voters have a tendency to vote Republican (depending on where you live, in places like California and Vermont that is not the case) and nonwhite voters as a whole vote Democratic almost everywhere.

There are laws requiring lawmakers to make minority majority districts. I believe this law creates the unintended consequence because of the fact I stated above that this creates Republican gerrymanders by packing nonwhite (and thus mostly Democratic) voters into separate districts.

What I am asking is: Do Republicans have more seats because of minority majority districts packing in Democrats together? To be clear. I picked on Republicans because: 1. Majority minority districts usually have lower than average concentrations of Republicans relative to their state; 2. This type of district has been ordered as a form of affirmative action. (See *Bush vs. Vera. Note the justices that voted NO/unconstitutional on this case.)

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    An interesting counterexample: Lea County New Mexico. That is why I said ALMOST everywhere. Most to all large enough nonwhite Republican areas are Hispanic or at least mostly non-black, owing in part to their geographic diversity. Dec 12, 2020 at 14:07
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    It's a complicated issue and the way you've asked this seems to solicit more opinion than fact(s). Dec 12, 2020 at 15:27
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    @Machavity I assume the focus is on Republicans since it’s generally assumed that having majority minority districts is better for Democrats (as opposed to the pre-Civil Rights era practice to totally gerrymandering away non-white political power) but I think it’s too speculative as is since the answer depends on what they’re relaxed with
    – divibisan
    Dec 12, 2020 at 19:04
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    That is why the focus is on Republicans. It is also that there were laws put in that could be seen that way. Nonwhites lean Democratic more than whites lean Republican, and that is even true in most of the South. This question is asked in good faith. Dec 12, 2020 at 20:00
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    According to econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/197758/1/1010162896.pdf (pp. 35-36) the answer seems to yes, but such complex statistical models have been (famously) rejected by SCOTUS. Dec 12, 2020 at 20:02


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