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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 02:20 PM
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30. Why all votes are not equal (FL)
Now, while you are still rejoicing over or crying about the results of the 2008 election, let me bring to your attention the need to do something about the seldom mentioned but absolutely most pernicious force keeping us from achieving the goal of making all votes equal.

You think all votes are equal?

Then how do you explain the fact that in Florida as of Nov. 4, there were 4,722,076 registered Democrats and 4,064,301 Republicans, about 658,000 more Democrats than Republicans, yet our delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives numbers 15 Republicans and 10 Democrats?

As for the Florida Legislature, in the House of Representatives there are 77 Republicans and 43 Democrats, while in the Senate there are 26 Republicans and 14 Democrats.

Obviously a Republican has more voting power than a Democrat.

How come? Gerrymandering.

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