Read It and Weep, Libs

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    Yeah.
    The Democrats are going to sweep all the races based on their support for the popular Obamacare initiative and moves to boost this economy to the most productive we've ever seen. The wildly popular Pres Obama will wow crowds and win the day, even for candidates who are multiple points down in the polls.
    You want more of this shit I'm smoking?
     
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    Gerrymandering is a loss for the American people. It should be illegal.
     
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    How do you propose to set district lines then?
     
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    how about as close to geographic lines as possible taking into account city/county lines
     
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    Who gets to place the lines? It has to be based on population - each district to represent a certain amount of people. County lines don't do that - one county could have 5 times as many people as the next one.

    Whoever gets to place the lines has an advantage. That's what Gerrymandering is.
     
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    if you re-read my post, and think more clearly, you will get the meaning of what i said
    of course districts have to be population based
    but how about drawing those lines using city/county lines as guidelines and geographic lines as well
    granted you will not ALWAYS be able to draw the lines and stay withn the others, but at least TRY and lets not make a district that has parts that dont even touch each other
     
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    Actually, there is a law, at least in NY, that every district must be continuous - no parts that don't touch.

    I do understand what you're saying - but the point that I'm trying to make is that no matter what, SOMEONE has to draw the lines. Even if they stick on county lines, or city lines - some counties have less than a district's worth of people, and some have more - SOMEONE has to decide how to split a county, or add 2 counties together.

    And as long as SOMEONE is deciding, they'll make those decisions based on politics.
     

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