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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:26 AM

To put Jim Crow, gerrymandering and electoral college into perspective,

It would be nice if someone could draw up a map to show how much your vote counts, depending on where you live. Once you realize how Democratic votes are being diluted through the process, the new cry should be that votes should be equally counted, regardless of where you live.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:49 AM

1. Jim Crow, gerrymandering, and the electoral college

are all rooted in racism.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 09:02 AM

2. No argument here.

And, that's why conservatives don't want CRT to be taught in schools. The history of discrimination is deeply rooted in unconstitutional voting methods that we use to this day. They don't want that scrutinized.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 09:07 AM

3. This link is dated based on the last census

 

[link:http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2012/11/presidential_election_a_map_showing_the_vote_power_of_all_50_states.html|

...but in the interest of perspective, people vote directly for their state representatives. States vote for the president because states are sovereign and choose the type of government they want, and can (and have done) things like eliminate the "Constitution" all together. The US was never meant to have a direct election of the president so minority population states could have a voice. That's not a bad thing.

Small states are a rounding error to the big coastal states. We need to stop focusing on the states where we dominate, and look for states that we used to control when we were for the working class.

Look at Texas. Moving blue, and their 38 EC votes basically nullifies ALL the little red states in the upper left part of the map.

Gerrymandering does not have a political party.

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