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  •  Rachel Maddow did a really good piece on the GOP.. (9+ / 0-)

    ..plans coming from that meeting
    (short commercial - sorry)
    It's called Red Map. Here is part of a recent summary report (the rest @ link):

    The report -- drafted as a summary of the importance of the RSLC's Redistricting Majority Project (REDMAP) -- serves as a breakdown of the broader GOP plan to take control of state legislatures, giving Republicans free rein to mount an aggressive gerrymandering campaign that allowed the party to keep a House majority, despite getting fewer votes in those races overall.

    "The rationale was straightforward," reads the memo. "Controlling the redistricting process in these states would have the greatest impact on determining how both state legislative and congressional district boundaries would be drawn. Drawing new district lines in states with the most redistricting activity presented the opportunity to solidify conservative policymaking at the state level and maintain a Republican stronghold in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade."

    Republicans in charge of this effort were names like Saul Anuziz (former chaiman of republican party in MI), Reince Priebus and chief of staff Jeff Larson among others

    Today they're looking to try "gerrymander" the electoral college in some way fashoined after the district gerrymandering that was so successful for 2010. States like PA., MI, V., W., Ohio, Florida

    P.S. Thx Trix

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