California to maybe turn red!

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    I'll be king of Sweden before that happens.
     
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    Joke's on you, I'm directly related to the King of Sweden and am the 13th cousin of the Queen of England. My Pedigree is proven.
     
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    Sure it will.

    Right after Texas turns blue ...
     
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    Do you have any reason to argue that California is normally "blue"?

    The Democrats control the state because of gerrymandering, allowed by equal apportionment of senate seats which is counter-intuitive (it's like saying the US Senate should be apportioned by population like the House of Representatives).
     
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    You mean other than fact that it has gone blue for the last 5 general elections or that they haven't had a Republican senator in almost 20 years?

    So?
     
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    I'm starting to think he can't possibly believe what he posts.

    ah well...
     
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    Actually a large portion of California is RED. Now that they can not do the usual dirty trick of make red districts with the MOST allowed citizens per district and the Blue ones with the LEAST allowed citizens, they will not be redrawing the lines every few years to suit them. Only when Population demands it.

    But both Parties play that game. It is how each party maintains such a long time lock on a State they already control. I doubt the US Senator situation will change as that is by State Wide Vote. But it could change the STATE Government in a few years. And lead to a change in the Federal Representative situation as well.

    Not for a while though if at all.

    By the way up until the 90's Democrats were Red and Republicans were Blue.
     
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    It's possible for any state to change colors but Cali is a big state that has been blue for quite sometime.

    Redistricting was a strategy used in Texas by Tom Delay, it's weak and fleeting. I wouldn't count on it becoming anything measurable for Repubs in Cali. Keep the dream alive though, it should help you when you desperately try to argue that the Republican party isn't totally screwed.
     
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    Dumb ASS it is used by BOTH Parties ALL the time. Every 10 years the Party that controls the State Legislature plays the Gerrymander game in EVERY State.In North Carolina the Democrats got hammered over and over for the extra US House district we got. They Gerrymandered it to make it predominately black the problem was to do it they ran a narrow corridor for like 90 miles alone a Major Highway. Cutting through numerous Counties and creating a snake like district.

    I guess they forgot to read the State Laws and Constitution, it is required that all districts be maintained in whole Counties FIRST and that a county only be split if there is no other way to meet the population requirement. The Federal Courts made them change it like 4 times cause they kept trying to keep it the way it was and would make little changes and resubmit them to the Court.

    By the way? That was DEMOCRATS. The other tactic they pull here is to try and give the Republican districts the most allowed people while trying to give democrats the least in a district and making interesting districts in cities where Population allows the splitting of Counties.
     
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