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Sat May 9, 2015, 07:58 AM

 

Dems, GOP ready to act if Supreme Court axes House districts

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Source: ALAN FRAM - Associated Press



Vulnerable House incumbents are fattening their campaign accounts as the Supreme Court approaches a decision on a case that could force legislatures to reshape congressional districts in 13 states or more, perhaps in time for next year's elections.

Political advisers from both parties say Republican-run Arizona and Democratic-led California are the likeliest states where lawmakers could need to redraw House district lines if the plaintiffs prevail. Ironically for Arizona Republicans who brought the lawsuit, that could mean that the seat or two their party might gain in their House delegation would be outstripped by lost GOP seats from more populous California.



"Probably not a huge shift for either state," said GOP consultant Chris Jankowski.

Some lawmakers from both states are amassing more cash than they did two years ago, aware that they may suddenly be running in less-hospitable districts. They include GOP Reps. Jeff Denham and David Valadao of California and Arizona Democrats Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema, all possible targets of unfriendly legislatures if redistricting is ordered.




Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article20572311.html

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Reply Dems, GOP ready to act if Supreme Court axes House districts (Original post)
FreakinDJ May 2015 OP
Scuba May 2015 #1
FreakinDJ May 2015 #2
cstanleytech May 2015 #4
Sunlei May 2015 #3
onehandle May 2015 #5
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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 08:03 AM

1. Incumbants in both parties are benefitting from the gerrymandering. Only the People get screwed.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat May 9, 2015, 08:25 AM

2. Exactly

 

We should at least make them work for it a little bit

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat May 9, 2015, 09:10 AM

4. True but the Republicans are by far the worst offenders in the country

as far as gerrymandering goes and it has been proven time and time again that it has a negative impact almost exclusively on the poor in this country.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 08:28 AM

3. no more gerry-mandering maps/districts. invalidate all local districts, they're way to small.

The congress districts 'system' from the 1800s needs to go away.

Votes for Congress members should be statewide and the 'winners', elected Congress members should sit on a board together. Oversee, represent in washingtondc the entire state, not their tiny home district.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 09:20 AM

5. District line drawing should be nationalized, as should election rules.

It should be a branch of government, run by non-partisan ever-changing committees.

Fuck the states. Congress ruins us all in its present makeup.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 09:27 AM

6. Locking - sorry, this is analysis

not breaking news. Please re-post in Politics 2015 or General Discussion

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