Ohio.... is... Lost to Democrats

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    Don't shoot the messenger...I'm trying to be as gentle as possible....:eusa_shifty:


    I recommend Democrats gathering together, having a group hug, then reading this and having a good sniveling session... together


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    Ohio.... 2010 election results


    The defeat of Gov. Ted Strickland by John Kasich, a Republican, was one of the most painful outcomes of the election for Democrats and President Obama, who campaigned repeatedly in Ohio, as did Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and former President Bill Clinton.

    The ouster of 5 of the 10 Democrats serving in Ohio’s 18-member Congressional delegation also caused Democrats plenty of heartburn.

    But a string of other local Republican victories in the state could hurt Democrats for years to come.

    Republicans defeated Democrats in all major races for statewide office, putting them in control of the once-a-decade redrawing of Ohio’s legislative and Congressional districts, scheduled to begin next year.

    The five member board that draws Ohio’s district boundaries — with the clout to gerrymander them to favor the party in power — includes the governor, secretary of state, auditor, and a legislator from each party. Following Tuesday’s vote, four of the officeholders wielding that powerful pen will be Republicans.

    http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/ohio
     
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    A link would be helpful?
     
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    :redface:...you made me blush...



    the link is available...enjoy..:wink_2:
     
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    Maybe I'm tired, but I don't get your point?
     
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    Sheesh.. I'm embarrassed that my original link didn't work for you...
     
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    No, the article silly!
     
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    Get some sleep...
     
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    The article basically says that the current republican state government can redraw Congressional districts in such a way that Ohio will become a red state. Dennis Kucinich lost his district to another democrat when their districts were merged.

    There's a state issue on the ballot that removes partisan participation in redistricting and designs the 18 districts more fairly.
     
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    Gerrymandering is a time honored system of fixing elections.

    Ohio won't be special if it happens there.

    Most of this nation has been gerrymandered by both parties in such a way that one party or the other has dominance over congressional districts.
     
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    Welcome to California...
     

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