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If you wondered how sexual predator enabler Gym Jordon got elected

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Reply If you wondered how sexual predator enabler Gym Jordon got elected (Original post)
RAB910 Nov 16 OP
ck4829 Nov 16 #1
DENVERPOPS Nov 16 #45
Perseus Nov 16 #49
DENVERPOPS Nov 16 #52
okaawhatever Nov 17 #57
DENVERPOPS Nov 17 #66
okaawhatever Nov 17 #67
Aquaria Nov 17 #59
Mike 03 Nov 16 #2
sagesnow Nov 16 #16
WheelWalker Nov 16 #21
Midnight Writer Nov 17 #55
soldierant Nov 17 #58
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 16 #19
blueinredohio Nov 16 #3
True Blue American Nov 16 #9
blueinredohio Nov 16 #11
True Blue American Nov 16 #12
klook Nov 16 #29
Ohiogal Nov 16 #36
mountain grammy Nov 16 #42
True Blue American Nov 17 #64
Fritz Walter Nov 16 #20
Ohiogal Nov 16 #38
True Blue American Nov 17 #65
dalton99a Nov 16 #4
RAB910 Nov 16 #5
True Blue American Nov 16 #6
BootinUp Nov 16 #7
True Blue American Nov 16 #10
catbyte Nov 16 #22
True Blue American Nov 16 #23
2naSalit Nov 16 #8
robbob Nov 16 #13
True Blue American Nov 16 #24
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 16 #51
Mendocino Nov 17 #60
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 17 #68
True Blue American Nov 17 #63
Marthe48 Nov 16 #35
Pepsidog Nov 16 #14
rpannier Nov 16 #15
safeinOhio Nov 16 #17
csziggy Nov 16 #18
Mersky Nov 16 #25
klook Nov 16 #33
3catwoman3 Nov 16 #26
EveDibb Nov 16 #27
Ohiogal Nov 16 #31
Vinca Nov 16 #28
klook Nov 16 #30
Marthe48 Nov 16 #32
Ohiogal Nov 16 #39
Marthe48 Nov 17 #61
IronLionZion Nov 16 #34
Mersky Nov 16 #37
Mersky Nov 16 #40
mgardener Nov 16 #41
Mendocino Nov 16 #43
LakeArenal Nov 16 #44
smirkymonkey Nov 16 #46
erlewyne Nov 16 #47
Garrett78 Nov 16 #48
yellowdogintexas Nov 16 #50
SuprstitionAintthWay Nov 16 #53
SMC22307 Nov 16 #54
StarfishSaver Nov 17 #56
Mendocino Nov 17 #62

Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:42 AM

1. It's insane

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:24 PM

45. Not really

Isn't that Diebold country? Home of and maker of corruptible voting machines, whose president promised Cheney he would deliver Ohio in the 2004 election, and in fact his fraudulent voting machines did just that.....(and not just there but across the united states).

Perfect place for the asshole to be from and to be elected to represent the Republican Party....

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #45)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:04 PM

49. We can complain about Diebold all we want, and I am one of those who has

But at the end of the day it is up to our Democratic leaders to do something about it, and in my opinion they have not have done much to stop the corruption. I have hope that with Adam Schiff and people like AOC that a new attitude will take on the Democratic party.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #49)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:11 PM

52. The one thing

The one thing that bothered me about Obama is that in EIGHT YEARS he did nothing about the voting machines. Not one thing.
The first day in office I would have gotten the DOJ FBI FEC all together and launched an all out investigation across the nation re those machines and what hacking/fraud went on, esp after 2000 & 2004 elections.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #52)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 01:44 AM

57. WRONG! What are you even talking about? First most election matters, including choice of voting

methods, are up to individual states. That's Article I stuff in the Constitution. Second; state attorneys general, the Federal Government, and others have had the makers of voting machines in the courts since the early 2000's. Obama had the DOJ investigate them and then took them to court for for Anti-Trust (Fed's jurisdiction) violations within about one year of taking office.

There were multiple investigations before, during and after the Obama administration. Your claim is utter nonsense.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #57)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 01:51 PM

66. Investigating

Investigating is one thing, prosecution another, and correcting the problem yet another........

Since the year 2000?????????????? It's nineteen years later...............

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #66)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 02:43 PM

67. I see that once again you refuse to address the real issue andor point of my comment. I hope you'll

make some time to study up on the issue and learn the challenges we face on this front instead of taking swipes at Obama.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 08:40 AM

59. Stop banking on AOC

Besides being a shameless self-promoter and a combative Twitter addict a la Dolt45 she is not that popular outside of a small slice of even the Dems, while independents can’t stand her.

She’s gone as far as she’ll ever go, and that means she’s anything but the future of the party. That’s why it would behoove her to Twitter cat-fight less and learn how to be an effective legislator more. If she’d do that, I believe she has a good chance of being competent enough at her job to have a long Congressional career.

Katie Porter, Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell are far more the future of the party than AOC will ever be.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:44 AM

2. That district looks like the profile of a roadrunner. Seriously ridiculous.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:22 AM

16. "The Duck District" is the

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Response to sagesnow (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:43 AM

21. As an Oregon Duck, I concur with authority.

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Response to sagesnow (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:04 AM

55. Sooo...maybe a Gerrimandarin District?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #55)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 02:25 AM

58. GROAN!

Good one!

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:32 AM

19. it's Beaky Buzzard! ...


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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:46 AM

3. Yep that's us. I'm not in that district

but that's the way a lot of them are

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:52 AM

9. Mike Turner here.

At least he did not join that mob. Mike was a good Dayton Mayor. Came out for gun control after his daughter ran for her life in the Oregon District.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:59 AM

11. I have Bob Latta who's a sniveling little coward.

He's never in any of his offices, won't face anyone unless he knows they're hard core republicans, who most people have never heard of because he doesn't do anything except put articles in the newspaper that repeat all republican talking points. His father was congressman here too. He knows the ropes get paid and don't have to work for it.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:07 AM

12. I tried to contact

Mike numerous times, finally found his DC phone number. Called. They answered. I asked if Mike was in that mob that broke into the secure room. Was informed he was not. Shocked that I got through.

Sherrod answers every email. After a form letter he answers personally takes time, but he does.

My Librarian informed me that Connie Shultz has a couple of books after I requested Desk 88.
I m waiting on them now. Writes with the wit of Molly Ivins.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:06 AM

29. Cool, I'll have to check out her writing.

She’s so reserved on TV, I didn’t expect her to write anything like Molly I.

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Response to klook (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:20 AM

36. You will love Connie Schultz.

I read her columns on Creators.com regularly

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:59 AM

42. Good site.. thanks for mentioning.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:01 AM

64. Connie used to write for Parade.

Both she and Sherrod make me proud.

The deciding vote on the ACA was cast at 12PM. Senate held it open so Sherrod could fly back from Ohio after his Mother’s funeral to cast his vote. I stayed up past midnight that night.

Just as I did to hear Ohio put Obama over the top.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:35 AM

20. I'm in FL Congressional District 4

Currently "represented" by John "Barney Fife" Rutherford. The District is bady gerrymandered, and so far has been a stronghold for RepubliCONs.


"So far" because a new Democratic challenger has stepped forward and launched her campaign this week:

Jacksonville-native Donna Deegan, the founder of The DONNA Foundation, announced her run for Congress on Thursday.

Healthcare is a top priority for Deegan and she says she wants to help ensure healthcare is a right for every American. She mentioned hearing the desire for background checks for gun sales from both Democratic and Republican voters and says she would support that as well.

Deegan says she's interested in finding out what people want and being their voice in Congress. She also says she doesn't like how divided politics have become and says she decided to run now because she believes we are at a pivotal point in our country.

Source: First Coast News.

This is refreshing, because Rutherford won't show his face in public. No town hall meetings since he was first elected.

The Jacksonville native and longtime news anchor is a three-time cancer survivor.

"I began hearing stories of women who were traveling the same road only they were trying to decide between putting food on the table for their kids or saving their lives," Deegan said.

She is the founder of 26.2 With Donna, which draws thousands of marathoners from around the world every year.
Source: Action News Jax

She has my vote, and I will donate to her campaign.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:22 AM

38. I'm in Tim Ryan's

One of the few good ones here.

Ohio is so gerrymandered it's hideous.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 11:03 AM

65. True!

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:47 AM

4. Just as our founding fathers intended




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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:48 AM

5. That's what happens when the GOP packed SCOTUS with American hating judges

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:49 AM

6. I know how he got elected.

John Boehner drew that district for him. Did the same for himself. Goes from Westchester where he lives. Up 75, around Dayton,( Democratic), up to Miami Country.

Republicans put Committee on the ballot because they were afraid Democrats would win. Won overwhelmingly, but does not go into effect until 2021.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:51 AM

7. Thats fascinating. nt

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:59 AM

10. Irony

The Freedom Caucus is one of the main reasons Boehner retired. Uncontrollable.

Jordan, Meadows, Scalise, Cantor was voted out by a newbie, Trey Gowdy and couple of others, now gone.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:45 AM

22. Justin Amash, co-founder of that Frankenstein monster, had to leave it. It's eating its own.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:51 AM

23. Yes, who was the other one? Tried to

Stay on Fox. So did Gowdy. He ran out of hair do’s.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:51 AM

8. Doesn't even follow a road

or any feature that would explain it. This is obvious and I get the feeling that if we can get a Democratic government next year, that will be changed early on.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:14 AM

13. There is a town on that map named Sandusky?

Why isn’t THAT in his district?

😁

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Response to robbob (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:54 AM

24. Yes, Sandusky is not far from Findlay where

My Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles lived. I did, to for a year.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:03 PM

51. Do they still have "Cedar Point" amusement park ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:21 AM

60. The Point is doing fine.

I worked there many years ago while going to college.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:30 PM

68. I grew up in NE Ohio and every summer

included at least one trip to Cedar Point. It was our version of Disneyland.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:52 AM

63. We have Kings Island closer.

I have not been to that are for years.

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Response to robbob (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:18 AM

35. perfect!

n/t

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:15 AM

14. Disgusting!

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:15 AM

15. Sandusky should be in his district

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:23 AM

17. I was in his district

and the got gerrymander out of it.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:28 AM

18. Did you know that someone made a font from gerrymandered districts?

They found enough heavily gerrymandered districts to make the alphabet!

How do you spell ‘gerrymandering is bad?’ With a font made out of preposterous districts.
By
Kayla Epstein
August 2, 2019 at 4:28 p.m. EDT

In case you didn’t get the memo, allow these designers to spell it out for you, literally: Gerrymandering is bad.

Gerrymandering is the process of drawing congressional districts to give one political party electoral power over the other, or to ensure safe seats, which often results in fairly ridiculous district shapes. It’s a partisan problem that has garnered bipartisan scorn because both sides do it. Opponents of the practice say it disenfranchises voters and can skew the balance of power at the state and national levels.

{This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see}

To illustrate their scorn for the practice, three Chicago-based digital creatives created a font whose letters are composed of real-life districts, their borders so contorted that they resemble letters of the alphabet. Some states, such as California and Arizona, have attempted to stop gerrymandering by allowing independent panels to draw districts instead of lawmakers, though that hasn’t deterred the Ugly Gerry team from using California districts to form the letters “A,” “X” and “T” or Arizona’s 6th to represent “O.”

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/02/how-do-you-spell-gerrymandering-is-bad-with-font-made-out-preposterous-districts/


If you'd like to download it:
https://uglygerry.com/

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:55 AM

25. Recommended. Lol.

'Hello world' looks pretty good in gerrymander.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:15 AM

33. Brilliant. Shared with typoholic friends. (nt)

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:57 AM

26. My district, IL 6, looks like...

...a rather abstract letter C. We managed to get rid of do-nothing Peter Roskam last year.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:58 AM

27. Everyone take pity on me. I live in the duck district.

I told my husband that after the census and redistricting if he is still my representative that we are moving. I told him I deserve better.

I believe this is going to backfire on Ohio Republicans. Ohio has a brain drain the youngest best and brightest are leaving. Ohio is low on the scale in number of higher educated people, and most of Ohio is not a diverse population. I expect them to lose one to two Representatives and electoral votes after the census.

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Response to EveDibb (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:13 AM

31. Welcome to DU!

It is totally disgusting how heavily gerrymandered Ohio is. No way should we have that awful super majority of Republican nutbags in the state legislature.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:02 AM

28. I bet that thing is gerrymandered house by house.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:10 AM

30. Looks like the kind of shape you might twist yourself into

to avoid the clutches of a sexual predator.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:14 AM

32. Sen Sherrod Brown's district is screwed up like that

All of Ohio. a*hole do-nothing bill johnson is the person (hahaha) representing us. He is a chickensh*t no show, too.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:26 AM

39. Bill Johnson

put out radio ads the last time he ran telling us that disease infested and nefarious immigrants were going to be roaming across our front lawns, and for housewives to stay inside their locked homes. No kidding! I heard one while in my car. Unbelievable!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:25 AM

61. A group of us

protested in front of his Marietta office last spring when the news broke about separating and caging immigrant, migrant and refugee children. His mouthpiece was a blond woman who was cold as ice and stayed right on her evil talking points. A**hole bill wasn't present.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:17 AM

34. A sexual predator became president with 3 million fewer votes

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:21 AM

37. I'm in TX-25, the fat mermaid tail district

Takes four hours to drive the length of it on a weekday. That's only if you take the interstate (which is in the district for about five blinks and two sips of soda.)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_25th_congressional_district

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:33 AM

40. Reminds me of a Victorian toilet

One of those with a tank up on the wall.

The state of things makes more sense, now.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:41 AM

41. I have

Elise Stefanik.
She is a moral coward.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:07 PM

43. His district is

89.78% white.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:14 PM

44. Yet some folks still refuse to understand the significance of gerrymanderingp

And make statements on DU like “Wake up Wisconsin. You get what you voted for”

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:21 PM

46. Grrrr!

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:35 PM

47. Be nice

I am in a narrow band on that map. I have never voted for a
Republican in my life.

My yard signs get stolen or vandalized every election. Of
course nobody likes Bernie or Dennis Kucinich but they stole
my signs. I have FUGWB stored away. I never miss a vote
and my neighbors won't talk politics.

Jacket off is a great memo for Jordan.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 03:05 PM

48. Without gerrymandering, districts would still have funny shapes.

Even if a computer drew the lines, which is what should happen, the districts would have odd shapes. Assuming, that is, the computer were programmed to make sure the districts are diverse.

What also ought to happen is a major expansion of the US House, and there should be less disparity in terms of population size of each district. Having a single Representative represent a million or even half a million people is ridiculous. And for some districts to have 1.5 or 2 times as many people as other districts is also unacceptable. Then again, they don't really represent the people in their districts anyway; they represent moneyed interests.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:29 PM

50. Have a look at the Texas Congressional map

We have some seriously weird shaped districts down here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_congressional_delegations_from_Texas

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:38 PM

53. A handy illustration

Monday morning Miss Jones walks into her class of fifteen 4th graders and announces, "Instead of studying our usual four different subjects, for this week only we're going to study just one subject ALL week. Either English, or... math."

Groans! But there are some good math students in her class, so, some yays, too.

"Which one?!" the now very anxious students demand.

"We'll have an election to decide." Sighs of relief from the majority. "Who will want math all week?" 6 hands. "English all week?" 9 hands -- to 9 students' cheers of "We win!"

"No, hold on. That wasn't the election, that was just data collecting. Kristen, please switch with seats with Darryl." Two confused kids comply.

"This isn't decided by how many students want each subject, but by how many rows choose each. Now, who votes for math?" Three of the five students in Row 1 raise their hands. In Row 2, where Kristen has just been switched to, there are now also 3 votes for math. And in Row 3, which Darryl just joined, zero hands are raised.

"And who votes for English?" The other 9's hands go up.

"Rows 1 and 2 choose our week to be all math. Row 3 wants English. Two rows to one, math wins."

Nine anguished 4th graders howl in outrage and protest.

It's 9 to 6, how can WE lose? Miss Jones changed the rows to rig the election! That's not fair!

Yes, Miss Jones agreed, she had manipulated the seating and caused just 6 votes to "win" over 9 votes.

And, she further agreed: No, that isn't fair.

"Now everyone open your math textbooks to page 53 and we'll get started on our week."

Miss Jones' 4th graders, both the happy 6 and the embittered, suffering 9, actually learned two important subjects that week: Math.

And how American elections are gerrymandered. That in most state & federal legislative elections, once one party gains full state-level control, if that party chooses to, its politicians can pick their own voters. Reversing the originally intended concept, of voters picking their politicians.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:47 PM

54. Eww. I had the *pleasure* of spending time in Sidney a while back...

it's all starting to make sense.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:17 AM

56. This is what happens when Democrats don't vote in mid-terms

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:27 AM

62. The snake by the lake.

Ohio 9th resulted from lumping Dennis Kucinich (Cleveland area) with Marcy Kaptur (Toledo area).

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