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  • oh_mama_say_it_aint_so oh_mama_say_it_aint_so Jan 14, 2013 7:53 AM Flag

    Good mourning Democrats..something you should never forget.

    Republicans are the dominant party in states holding a majority of state legislatures, governorships, lieutenant governorships, secretaries of state and half of the nation’s attorneys general. Thirty-seven of the 50 states now have single-party control of legislatures and governorships: 25 Republican, 12 Democratic.

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    • i asked a simple question to liberals. If given the choice, who would you rather be pres. For the next 4 yrs. Obama or bill clinton. I am not trying to pick a fight or being sarcastic. Who would you rather have as pres?-bucko

    • Yes, the GOP is able to do this by Gerrymandering. In many red states there were more democrat votes for democrat representatives than Republican however the state ended up with more republicans elected simply by Gerrymandering the districts.

      There are three techniques used to gerrymander districts. All involve creating districts that have a goal of encompassing a certain percentage of voters from one political party.

      The first method is called the "excess vote." It is an attempt to concentrate the voting power of the opposition into just a few districts, to dilute the power of the opposition party outside of those districts that contain an overwhelming majority of the opposition's voters.

      The second method is know as the "wasted vote." This method of gerrymandering involves diluting the voting power of the opposition across many districts, preventing the opposition from having a majority vote in as many districts as possible.

      Finally, the "stacked" method involves drawing bizarre boundaries to concentrate the power of the majority party by linking distant areas into specific, party-in-power districts.

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      • If you're saying democrats don't gerrymander whenever and wherever possible, also, methinks you be seriously damaging you credibility.
        Then there are districts drawn to make sure blacks predominate and can vote in a black that are a wonder to behold..... a kind of righteous reverse-discrimination.
        Gerrymandering is an institution and liking it depends on whether one is the gerrymander or the gerrymandee. :)

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • Doesn't matter Obama buses in imbeciles and drug addicts and gives them cell phones to vote for him and you say whatever it takes to win. You are giving way too much credit to gerrymandering people are very conservative at the local level where they have to be able to look each other in the eye and balance budgets..

 
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