Discussion: Republicans Make Moves To Crush Gerrymandering Reform

What else can you expect when the inmates are running the asylum?

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We need to stop all of this partisanship that gets involved in the congressional districts. Let a computer do the work, and let experts on both sides of the aisle review the program and input data… THEN let the chips fall where they may… Of course this will piss off both sides… what could be more fair than that. Auto-Redistrict is an existing open source program.

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It will not end until Democrats have returned the favor for the next decade and the GOP, including its Supreme Court wing, realize that reform is in their interests. THe GOP has to be forced. Democrats must not chicken out in the name of some fantasy that we live in a functioning democracy.

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Republicans: Fighting for Their Right to Cheat…and Keep On Cheating.

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When your ideas suck you need to hack the vote.

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“browbeaten … by activists that are the arm of the League of Women Voters.”

Next time, use a baseball bat…

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Gerrymandering as a policy proves one sure thing… the status quo is desperate.

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Shaking his fist and looking up to the sky, Metcalfe continued, shouting, “Damn those pesky Women Voters and their 51% of the vote!”

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The inmates expect that a 50/50 vote yields 2/3rds of the seats .
Sheesh
How can we win if we don’t cheat

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I suspect Republicans would love it - they’ll just give the computer passwords to Putin’s security agencies and let them hack the district boundaries.

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That will never happen as long as Rs are in charge because they know they are outnumbered and it’s getting worse every year.

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We have to remember that Obama allowed all this happen by ousting Howard Dean as DNC chair and dismantling the 50 state strategy. we also have to ask how a former community organizer allowed this to happen.

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It’s like “the six degrees of Kevin Bacon,” for the reason assholes try to kick us in the face, but with just one degree and Barack Obama.

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What else can you expect when the inmates criminals are running the asylum prison?

Fixed it for you.

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Democrats really need to make moves to get our base out heavily in 2018 but in landslide numbers in 2020 for the next census. We need dynamic younger leadership on the ballots which is not afraid to challenge all the diversive politics of the last 50 years.

Even though conservative strict constructionists on the Supreme Court tend to thumb their noses at the RNC when it comes to matters like gerrymandering, I don’t trust them a minute to get it right when they should.

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The League of Women Voters raises its ugly head. How dare they agitate for democracy!

Democrats, by the way, should talk less about gerrymandering, and more about plain old-fashioned Democracy.

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If you can’t win the vote on your merits, simply cheat…

This message was approved by the RNC…

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Actually, there is no need to review the input data (except to verify that it’s the correct data). It’s Census Tract level map boundaries and population counts (NB: Could be block level maps/counts, I’m not sure which the Bureau releases to the states). Period. End of sentence and end of data.

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Mel says it best:

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