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  •  I think politics needs to be out of districting. (2+ / 0-)
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    chrississippi, Odysseus

    If the nation had a standard method of drawing up districts that was unbiased and uniform, then let the chips fall where they may. The house is intended to represent the people not the party. I think what is a problem to many though is that many red districts have a pretty large blue populace whereas the largely blue urban areas do not have as many red voters. Since every district represents around 600-700k people, it is possible to see many majorities in divided districts swing either way. If the left or right continues to pick voters as they do then the House is really not a reflection of the voters as much as the candidates or parties. One cannot have it both ways and stand on ethical grounds. While I would abhor a house that is perpetually red, if that is how the districts turn out, then it is up to the left to sell their ideas to those seats where they have a chance.

    Do facts matter anymore?

    by Sinan on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 04:28:21 PM PDT

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