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Wed May 16, 2018, 05:09 AM

3. vote for kanjo. Er, kasey.

I'd certainly vote for Bob Casey if I still lived in luzerne county, but I think he is the favorite over barletta in november (& my vote wouldn't matter really).
I think barletta was helped by gerrymandering, and with the pennsy court ordered redistricting this year (to make it fairer, reverse the pro republican gerrymander), should tighten things up so that a 55 - 45 democrat popular vote in some states won't end up with a 60% republican state house.
We should all know by now, the republican party cheats, its platform condones cheating, its election committees condone cheating, its leading politicians condone cheating, so as to make themselves more powerful than they ever should be.
The GOP platform cheated by gerrymandering pennsy districts starting this century. Republicans nationwide subtly try to suppress minority votes using voter ID and intimidation tactics.
Trump, cheater in chief, cheated conned lied & defrauded during his election campaign. If a high school football team wins but cheated, they didn't win legitimately, they cheated - the patriots got fined for deflating footballs. Trump lost by 10 million votes to his 4 main opponents, all of which could have formed a coalition against trump and his policies, while not one of them would've joined trump to oppose any of the 4. Any minor mandate is AGAINST trump & his policies, yet repubs go on tv & speak like the 'american people voted to make cuddly wuddly donald their president' and we should all prostrate ourselves in front of this national disgrace.
Gonna stop now, gotta go puke.

Oh, one last thing before I go, I voted (as a pocono bathtub) for kanjorski (polack like me), kanjo, & I remember people blamed it in part on the gerrymander.

Republican Lou Barletta has represented the 11th/9th district since 2011, the first Republican to do so in almost 30 years.
From 2003 to 2013 the district included Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and most of the Poconos. With a strong base in areas of industry and ethnic groups, it was once considered a very safe Democratic seat but has become more competitive in recent years. Former longtime Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski faced his closest contest ever in 2008, narrowly defeating Lou Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, 138,849 to 129,358.[3] In 2010, Kanjorski fell victim to a GOP and anti-incumbent wave and was unseated by Barletta in a 45%55% vote.[4]
Redistricting significantly altered the 11th. It lost Scranton and Wilkes-Barre to the 17th District. To make up for the loss in population, the 11th was pushed into more rural and Republican-leaning territory to the north and south. It then stretched from the Poconos all the way to the suburbs of Harrisburg.

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