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Response to StarryNite (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:54 AM

17. Oh, no coincidence. This is clearly planned and widespread

across the nation.

When people are allowed to vote without voter suppression, intimidation, and partisan gerrymandered districts, Democrats win. A good example is California.

In 2010, Californians were offered a proposition that would take redistricting out of the hands of political parties and put it to a special commission comprised of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. It passed.

Last year, this commission came together and redrew the lines of districts with the result that Democrats have now supermajorities in both the Assembly and the Senate, and Republican, not Democratic, seats in the U.S. House have flipped, booting out Mary Bono Mack, and soon, Dan Lungren. The irony is, this was a proposition put on the ballot by Republicans! When they saw the end result of the redistricting map, they immediately filed suit to stop this map from being used this election, but they were shot down. They actually thought they'd come out ahead this election!

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