Columnist shares my view inre: Repubs retaining House

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    I said this a few days ago about the census, req'd by the Constitution every decade, and the influence the party in power (at that time-the repubs) can have on redistricting:

    Dana Milbank: Republican gerrymandering makes the difference in the House - The Washington Post

     
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    Moron, the districts are drawn by local State Governments. SO heavy democratic states draw districts that favor democrats and heavy Republican States draw districts that favor Republicans. I notice you don't whine about Democrats doing it.

    Most States have specific fixed laws on how to draw districts. For example in NC one must attempt to place a district in a single County or if multiple Counties then preferable both the Counties. EXCEPT when the fed gets involved in regards supposed fairness to minorities. Look up district 13 in NC.

    The main culprit in gerrymandering in most States is by fudging the numbers. There is a high and low number for how many citizens can be in a district. One gerrymandering is to place the low numbers in heavy supporter districts and force the opposition into high number districts.
     
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    When Democrats redrew districts, it was for the good of the country...and the planet
     
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    link? I can also do w/o the name calling pfc :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Gerrymandering has made it very difficult for Democrats to gain power in the House until the next Census rolls around. Democrats won the popular vote by something like a million votes and yet it didn't matter.

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    The bolded is actually the most troubling aspect of the situation, where a political party perceives it can function with impunity, that it cannot be compelled to answer to the voters.
     
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    Popular vote? That doesn't mean anything. Should California and New York choose representatives for the rest of the country? That’s the most useless meaningless stat that’s been posted for a while here, almost silliness. Republicans control more states which why they have the edge
     
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    Gerrymandering has been around as far back as 1812 when Mass governor Elbridge Gerry started the concept. The Washington Post gets hysterical about it only when republicans hold the majority in congress.
     
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    Troubling? Thats how it was meant to be, house races are local:eusa_eh:
     

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