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Jim Morin

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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 5 months ago

    Y’know…fair’s fair. The courts should order EVERY state that’s been Gerrymandering their congressional districts to redraw them. And that includes the ones that have been Gerrymandering congressional districts in order to favor the Democrats.
    I’m sure nobody on, the left OR the right will disagree with that one

  2. UM5

    UM5 said, 5 months ago

    It should be a simple task to redraw congressional districts by computer program using only census data and an algorithm which seeks a minimum perimeter, and equal population. No other data need be included.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 5 months ago

    I’m for Democracy with a Capital D. And restricting the vote, and buying the vote, and bribing the vote, ain’t Democracy. Let’s get honest, have an honest vote, and champion the result, eh?

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 5 months ago

    Take a look at what the Canadians have done to combat the problem. Just google “Canada Gerry” (it’ll default to gerrymandering) for possible solutions.
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    ‘course, it probably won’t happen ’til next census, now that Republicans have cemented their hold on the House and states, via blocs of their support base.
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    Oh yeah, I forgot. In Republican/TeaPea eyes, Canadians are right down there with “The French”, so why would conservative readers google any ideas on solutions to a problem they approve of?

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    “Just google “Canada Gerry” (it’ll default to gerrymandering) for possible solutions.”

    You have to type it in for Google to autocomplete the word to “gerrymandering.” Cutting and pasting into the search box will result in a link to Gerry Ritz.

  6. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 5 months ago

    @UM5

    I think I would like that. I still worry that by modifying certain necessary variables (such as the starting point, or any adjustments to address geographic or demographic features) gerrymandering might continue in some form. But I would like to think that a well-written law could minimize this problem.

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 5 months ago

    @bakana

    That is not how that works.That would mean they drew districts according to how many square miles were in them.Not how many people.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 5 months ago

    @denis1112

    That’s not how it works.

    What it means is that the districts are drawn based on what side of the street the voters live on. This is why the districts you see have all sorts of jagged edges, and go in several different directions. Districts can be 200 miles long and 5 miles wide, if the people who draw them want to. And they do, to effect the situation that bakana correctly describes.

  9. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 4 months ago

    It occurs to me that this may demonstrate how Democrats will come around to criticize the executive overreaches we see in the Obama administration when a Republican is elected President. After all, in this case Republicans are playing according to rules created by Democrats – but no mention is made of that fact. I suspect a convenient amnesia will apply to Presidential actions as well.

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