How Did The Repubs Keep the House Despite Losing By 500,000 Votes? Gerrymandering

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  1. Kerry Won Ohio
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    That's right, Repugs. You have to get out of the Fox Noise bubble to learn this stuff.

    Dem House candidates received a total of 500,000 more votes than Repug House candidates did nationwide. Yet, somehow the Repug Party keeps a 20+ seat majority in the House of Representatives. That doesn't sound like democracy to me.

    You see, the Nazi Repug Party doesn't believe in democracy. They KNOW they can't win elections on an even playing field. They can only stay in power by rigging the game through gerrymandering, like they have in Pennsylvania, as this story explains --

    RealClearPolitics - In Pennsylvania, the Gerrymander of the Decade?

    Fortunately, Repugs can't gerrymander a Presidential election, which is why there will NEVER be another Repug President. Well, unless they keep trying to steal elections through ridiculous voter ID laws and voter suppression.

    NO REPUG on this board can justify gerrymandering. NO REPUG on this board can justify voter ID laws. EVERY REPUG on this board knows that the only way they can stay in power is to cheat during elections because the demographics of this country are turning against them. Cheating is there only option. Otherwise, they are finished.
     
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    Real Clear should be asking the same about Obama winning..

    but we won't hold our breaths
     
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    Gerrymandering is antithetical to the idea of representative democracy, since the "representatives" get to pick the voters instead of vice versa. The Democrats have generally been the masters of this game (e.g., California); however, the 2010 revolt against Obamacare gave the Republicans this power in many other states.
     
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    Since Democrats have high concentrations in inner cities it isn't surprising. Inner city congressional districts vote Democrat often by 80 to 90% if a Republican bothers running. This, along with the 2010 census which moved congressional districts out of the liberal North East, and yes, redistricting, all kept the House Republican.

    Get over it and try not to whine so much. Not good for the old ticker.
     
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    This doesn't even make sense. You still tired or just stupid?
     
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    The Dems held the Senate despite losing 6 Million votes. What is your Brilliant reason for that.
     
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    2010 didn't give the Republicans anything the Dems had not had, and happily used before.

    The Dems are masters at Gerrymandering.
     
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    Because 8 million fewer people voted for socialists this time around....The math isn't that complicated.
     
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    Whoa!!! Obama lost the popular vote!! That's news to me! Great comeback, lightweight.

    Your shit is weak, unsophisticated tea bagger bumpkin. You've got no facts, no game, no intellect.

    All you've got are your cheesy one-sentence posts because you simply ain't smart enough or educated enough to form a coherent argument about ANYTHING.

    Fucking tea bagger loser.
     
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    Well you can't gerrymander statewide offices. I'm not going to bitch about the House though, the Dems will do the same thing when given the opportunity.
     

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