How MI turned Republican, all it takes is money and lines , but in 2020

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    the Democrats are going to play. How Trump won the Presidency and how he won the swing states.

    Another REDMAP target was Michigan. In 2010, the project poured a million dollars into legislative campaigns in the state, an expenditure that helped elect Republican majorities in both chambers. When the state’s new congressional map was unveiled in 2011, one commentator likened it to a psychedelic confection, “with districts swirling around Southeast Michigan like colors in a Willy Wonka lollipop.” Roll Call labelled Michigan’s revamped Fourteenth District one of the “five ugliest” in the country. The Fourteenth, which starts in Detroit, snakes through eastern suburbs like Grosse Pointe, and then abruptly juts west and north to Pontiac, has an outline that resembles Bart Simpson holding a fishing pole. It became known as “the 8 Mile Mess,” after a major thoroughfare that forms one of its boundaries. (Its rivals for the ugliest-district award included North Carolina’s Fourth, nicknamed “the Hanging Claw,” and Maryland’s Third, dubbed “the Pinwheel of Death.”)

    The G.O.P. Plan That Turned America Red
     
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    Yeah, because Gerrymandering works so well for presidential election.

    Just goofy.
     
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    Maybe instead of filling out the census like good American citizens just put no. in household or throw it out , in the trash. Perhaps lie through your teeth, but instead of lying just toss it.

    We can play the same game as the politicians.
     
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    did you not read superman comics in your youth?------penny is a citizen of Bizarro
    town-----on the planet PsychoSIA
     
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    Another REDMAP target was Michigan. In 2010, the project poured a million dollars into legislative campaigns in the state, an expenditure that helped elect Republican majorities in both chambers. When the state’s new congressional map was unveiled in 2011

    That's so weird. Republicans gained 63 seats in the US House in 2010, before redistricting changes in 2011.

    Why do you think that happened?
     
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    conspiracy issues------the ELITES done it
     
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    Yeah. I was thinking inner-city education.
     
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    I was thinking congenital deficits of intellect
     
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    That's is true, but it didn't start with census, it started before, and along with the Tea Party, bail outs and yes the ACA introduction, but mainly within a few states it started.

    Every state handles creating their district maps a little differently. Arizona, Iowa, California, Washington, Idaho, and New Jersey all use various commission models. But the vast majority of states leave redistricting up to some combination of the legislature and the governor. Jankowski looked for states that were likely to gain or lose seats after reapportionment, and would therefore be tearing up the old maps and starting from scratch with a different number of districts. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, and North Carolina made that list. He looked for states where control was tight, and swinging just a handful of districts might tip the chamber to the Republicans, such as Wisconsin, Ohio, and Virginia, even New York. Then he checked for states where Republicans might control the legislature and the governor’s office, and would therefore be able to lock the Democrats out of redistricting altogether. He didn’t want a Democratic governor, for example, to be able to veto a plan.

    The House the GOP Built: How Republicans Used Soft Money, Big Data, and High-Tech Mapping to Take Control of Congress and Increase Partisanship

    He was right, who controls the states pretty much control who the state votes for. 2018 is coming and many seats are up for grabs, and after the GOP , I think we can pretty much assure to take back many seats within states and Fed government.
     

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