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View Diary: Oops! Republicans Brag About Winning 2012 House Through Miracle of Gerrymandering [ACTION UPDATE] (130 comments)

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  •  And the campaign continues (23+ / 0-)

    A local OpEd columnist addresses that report

    The GOP idea is to allocate most electoral votes by congressional districts, rather than giving all to the statewide winner. That sounds logical, and it might be, if those congressional district lines were fairly drawn.

    But coming after Republicans used substantial 2010 victories in several normally Democratic states to enact pro-GOP redistricting plans and strict voter ID laws, it looks suspiciously like another effort to rig the electoral system.

    The GOP’s redistricting successes enabled Republicans to maintain their House majority, even though the Democrats got more votes. If every state awarded its electoral votes by these gerrymandered congressional districts, Romney would have won by a 276-262 margin, despite Obama’s popular vote margin, David Wasserman, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report’s House expert, calculated.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 12:37:23 PM PST

    •  The only good thing about that is it would draw (2+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, Catte Nappe

      the national Dem party and the WH's strong attention to doing something major about this.

    •  Sooner or later, the GOP is going to completely (2+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, Catte Nappe

      remove the legitimacy of the elections. Then, their upside down policies are going to going to destroy what little quality of life the majority has left.

      Do they really think that people are going idly sit by when they find out they no longer have a say? Counting on voter apathy only works when the majority are fat, dumb, and happy. A lean and angry citizen with nothing left to lose is a dangerous person.

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