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  •  How does it disenfranchise urban voters? (0+ / 0-)

    You are arguing that urban voters not only get the electors from their own district, but are entitled to the electors of other districts as well???

    From one point of view, a granular system that apportions electoral votes by district actually prevents disenfranchisement!

    •  What point of view is that? (0+ / 0-)

      The GOP has drawn maps that shove all the Democrats into a small handful of districts, giving them reliable majorities in most districts. That's how gerrymandering works to disenfranchise urban voters that vote Democratic in most states, though it can also be gerrymandered to divide up solid Republican areas in the way Maryland did last time to defeat a long-time GOP rep.

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      by FischFry on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:16:12 AM PST

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      •  And how Illinois did it (0+ / 0-)

        here at the same time the GOP was doing it in other states.  Take a look at Illinois district maps if you want to see Dem gerrymandering taken to an art form.

        I have a good friend who would interject at this point - "Boo-effin-hoo.. shit happens".

        When both parties are as ruthless about gerrymandering as are both the Dems and GOP, one side cannot cry "foul" the next time they are bested in one state or another.

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