“The parties have this natural inclination to go for broke, say, ‘We’ve got a new seat, let’s grab it and take the opportunity we have,’ ” said Bernard Grofman, a political science [Distinguished] Professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has served as a special master for court-ordered redistricting in multiple states. For Republicans, he said, “picking up new seats and stopping Joe Biden is going to have a high, high priority, even though they may pay a big political price down the road.” 

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