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Old 01-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #57
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I see the point you and Ro are making. (The GOP is focusing on states that would help them by gaining red districts in blue states.) But it would go both ways if all states awarded votes to districts. The black districts in the deep south would have their voices heard, as would the Hispanics in Texas. The will of the people should reflect the urban areas in red states everywhere, not just Omaha.
Anytime you rely on arbitrary geographic separation, you will get gerrymandering. The current practice of all or nothing (going all the way back to the very first election under the Constitution) also has flaws, but at least it's congruent with the intent of the founders (that intent being that the states elect the president, not the people).
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