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Sat May 1, 2021, 10:03 AM

One way to stop the insane gerrymandering going on in different states?

Do away with the Electoral College.

If there is not an Electoral College, then the vote would be determined by a simple majority. That is the more correct way to vote in a democracy, in my opinion.

If there is no Electoral College, there is no need to gerrymander. The majority in each state would represent that state. (The minority, with clever use of technology, is able to go around our democratic process)

If there is to be an Electoral College, then it should represent the will of the majority in their states.

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Reply One way to stop the insane gerrymandering going on in different states? (Original post)
kentuck May 1 OP
jimfields33 May 1 #1
kentuck May 1 #3
StarfishSaver May 1 #2
kentuck May 1 #4
FoxNewsSucks May 1 #5
JT45242 May 1 #6
jimfields33 May 1 #7
kentuck May 1 #8

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:05 AM

1. How would you pick house seats?

Electoral college is for states choosing president and numbers of house seats.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:15 AM

3. proportional to popular vote.

For example, if a popular vote was so close as to present a recount, then the "Electoral" votes might be evenly split between the Parties? Unless the state had an odd number of Representatives, such as 7, or 11, or 29, then the Party with the majority of votes in that state would get the "odd" number seat.

If one Party won a state by two-thirds of the popular vote, for example, that Party should get two-thirds of the Electoral votes. It would be proportional to the popular vote.

Perhaps they were need to draw the "gerrymandered" districts after the fact, instead of before, in order to reflect the will of the people?

Just an idea.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:14 AM

2. Gerrymandering doesn't have anything to do with the Electoral College

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:16 AM

4. Gerrymandering has everything to do with the Electoral College.

In my opinion.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:16 AM

5. Gerrymandering is more of a problem

with the House. The electoral college should be eliminated, but that won't end the problem of republicons using ridiculously drawn districts to keep control of states where even 60% of the population votes "D".

HR1/SB1 is the answer to that, and to the other republicon dirty tricks that suppress democratic voters

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:17 AM

6. Ohio had a great way in the 89s that I learned about in school

The commission always had 8 republican and 8 democrat representative. It was understood that if you gerrymandered a district for the R, then we got to gerrymander one for the Dems.

You ended up with district lines were drawn reasonably, with two wonky ones that protected someone each party wanted to protect.

Wasn't perfect, but it was fair.

All states should go to some equal commission with that kind of understanding.

Wishful thinking I know to think that the current Rethugs would give up any power to do what is right. Could be part if a federal law about congressional representation

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #6)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:20 AM

7. How on earth could California do that?

25 to republican 26 to democratic areas? I donít think republicans have enough to fairly give them 10 and thatís generous.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #6)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:20 AM

8. It definitely needs to be reformed.

I would agree.

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