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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:24 PM

Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again


Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again

Now that Barack Obama is the official and non-recountable winner in Scott-land, letís fast-forward to the next bundle of mischief the Republicans are going to unleash on citizen innocents from here to the mid-terms. Like a jumping bean on Meth, far-right dirty tricksters are incapable of taking a break from their treachery of cutting Democrats off at the knees.

The red states are going to be the busiest of little bees (jumping beans?) in the continued creation of their latest political depravity. Hereís one tactic that is a favorite of Ohioís radical right Secretary of State, Jon Husted, arguably the most partisan state politician in the nation.

This is Jonís proposal as forwarded to me by an Ohio Professor-Emeritus friend of mine. A little background (spoiler alert: this could be a tad boring). Redistricting takes place every 10 years, right after the Census. The object is to make the population of each district roughly the same, but itís really little more than establishing political advantage for the party in power. Most legislatures are the majordomos in the process, though they pretend to listen to input from others. The aforementioned Professor and I were both on an Ohio state commission (called a Politician Commission) for 2000 census redistricting. He had a brilliant and extremely fair apportionment idea that I, alone, supported.

As Iíve already explained, the party in power draws up the districts through states and/or commissions to favor their continued power to the greatest extent possible. Back to Husted. Hereís what Jon wants to do as tracked by the Daily Kos Meteor Blades from its origins at Plunderbund, a blog self-described as focusing on Ohio and national politics.

According to the above sources, and Iím quoting here, ďThe winner of each congressional district is awarded the districts electoral vote.Ē End quote.

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Full article here: http://www.politicususa.com/jon-husted-hatches-plan-democrats-win-ohio.html




We have to do our damnedest to make sure that states do NOT do this!
If all the states were to adopt this new way of allocating EVs then there would not really be a presidential election at all - it would end up being which ever party wins The House (the most congressional districts) takes the presidency automatically!



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:27 PM

1. Won't you need a state constitutional amendment to do that?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:38 PM

2. They need to really defeat this guy in 2014 and get a Dem SOS.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:46 PM

5. Re-elect Jennifer Brunner

 

She got it right again this year.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:40 PM

3. Husted needs to go to jail

And be an object lesson.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:45 PM

4. DoJ will make sure Jon Husted serves the rest of his life in prison

 

forever and ever.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:10 PM

13. really? Why do you think DOJ will do anything?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:49 PM

6. I don't think he will live long enough politically

to pull that one off. That idea simply makes the electoral college contradictory to itself. It cancels out what it's for.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:49 PM

7. Ohio, Please Vote these VOTER Suppression A$$holes OUT in

2014! The Whole Country will Help you..I'm thinking!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:53 PM

8. Nina Turner for Ohio SOS, Ted Strickland for Governor!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:40 PM

9. it's hard to imagine that any swing state would want to do this

Being a swing state with a large number of electoral votes makes a state very relevant and provides advantages to the state which is considered especially important to win favor in.

Splitting the total to make it basically irrelevant negates the state's advantage.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:45 PM

10. This is why state executive and legislative offices are IMPORTANT. WA just elected a Teahadist SoS,

State Supreme Court judge, and passed a Nordquist measure to defund the state of needed revenue.

WA also elected a Democratic Governor and other positions, but with those 2 offices in place to diddle with elections, and a measure that goes against the state constitution and their judge to rule on it, it's going to be rough through 2014.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:54 PM

11. I have a fondness for the

1792 French Solution. Calling Madame DeFarge! Calling Madame DeFarge~~ We have a front row seat for you and one to hold your knitting.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:09 PM

12. WHOAH! Speaking of redistricitng, i noticed that Los Angeles lost 3 Dem congressional seats becuase

the districts were redistricted and in each case 2 Dems ran against each other. loss of 3 seats is a loss of 3 seats. So I wonder if this is why the GOP has Congress?

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:57 PM

14. Dems picked up 3 other seats in L.A. area.

We did not lose because of the Dem vs Dem races. In California as a whole, Republicans picked up 3 seats, and Democrats picked up 6 for a net gain of 3. This could very well be expanded to a net gain of 5 if the 2 outstanding races continue to go to the Dems.

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Response to mtnlvr1946 (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:41 PM

15. which has nothing to do with the fact that redistricting took away 3 dem seats.

I did not mean to sound rude. sorry bout that. angry at something far far away from DU.

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