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Gerrymandering

Postby Largent80 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:56 pm

More importantly than any Russian influences are the very influences in our own states.

This stuff has some serious implications.

https://www.google.com/search?q=gerryma ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Re: Gerrymandering

Postby burrrton » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:15 pm

Didn't read this *real* carefully, but seems like a fair assessment skimming:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ha ... is-harder/

Yeah, gerrymandering is bizarre, but a perfect alternative is hard to come up with.
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Re: Gerrymandering

Postby idhawkman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:12 pm

Each party does gerrymandering when they have the power to do it. Just means that you better represent your constituents correctly or you will lose 1200 seats in state, local and federal government and lose your power to redistrict.
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Re: Gerrymandering

Postby c_hawkbob » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:32 pm

idhawkman wrote:Each party does gerrymandering when they have the power to do it. Just means that you better represent your constituents correctly or you will lose 1200 seats in state, local and federal government and lose your power to redistrict.


None of that makes it any less despicable a practice regardless of which party is doing it.
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Re: Gerrymandering

Postby idhawkman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:12 pm

c_hawkbob wrote:
None of that makes it any less despicable a practice regardless of which party is doing it.


Never said it did. But the fact still remains, if you don't want it working against you, you better represent your constituents and stay in power instead of pandering to them just at election time and then never doing anything.
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