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Old 09-12-2018, 07:44 AM   #1
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Yet more proof the DNC is incorrigibly dirty. Couple this with the Dem insistence that illegals be counted on the US census which is used to dole out Congressional seats.

How Democrats Fooled California’s Redistricting Commission

To get the districts they wanted, Democrats organized groups that said they represented communities, but really represented the party.



This spring, a group of California Democrats gathered at a modern, airy office building just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The meeting was House members only — no aides allowed — and the mission was seemingly impossible.

In previous years, the party had used its perennial control of California’s state Legislature to draw district maps that protected Democratic incumbents. But in 2010, California voters put redistricting in the hands of a citizens’ commission where decisions would be guided by public testimony and open debate.

The question facing House Democrats as they met to contemplate the state’s new realities was delicate: How could they influence an avowedly nonpartisan process? Alexis Marks, a House aide who invited members to the meeting, warned the representatives that secrecy was paramount. “Never say anything AT ALL about redistricting — no speculation, no predictions, NOTHING,” Marks wrote in an email. “Anything can come back to haunt you.”

In the weeks that followed, party leaders came up with a plan. Working with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — a national arm of the party that provides money and support to Democratic candidates — members were told to begin “strategizing about potential future district lines," according to another email.

The citizens’ commission had pledged to create districts based on testimony from the communities themselves, not from parties or statewide political players. To get around that, Democrats surreptitiously enlisted local voters, elected officials, labor unions and community groups to testify in support of configurations that coincided with the party’s interests.

When they appeared before the commission, those groups identified themselves as ordinary Californians and did not disclose their ties to the party. One woman who purported to represent the Asian community of the San Gabriel Valley was actually a lobbyist who grew up in rural Idaho, and lives in Sacramento.

In one instance, party operatives invented a local group to advocate for the Democrats’ map.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #2
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Not just California but the entire coastal non southern US is deep blue.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:59 AM   #3
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Republicans would NEVER play dirty in politics
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:08 AM   #4
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NyuKKK is following Trumpublican SOP...



Meanwhile...

Analysis: Partisan gerrymandering has benefited Republicans more than Democrats

https://www.businessinsider.com/part...mocrats-2017-6

Apparently this verse isn't included in nyuKKK's cherry-picked Bible...

You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.

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Every state gerrymanders. If you want it to end make a serious push of an independent redistricting of your state and all others.
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A Republican dimwit complaining about gerrymandering?

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Every state gerrymanders. If you want it to end make a serious push of an independent redistricting of your state and all others.
That doesn't really work either.

Someone still has to pick the "independent" redistricters. The battle simply shifts.

Only way to really do it is by algorithm. But that means surrendering other fun stuff like "majority minority" districts.
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That doesn't really work either.

Someone still has to pick the "independent" redistricters. The battle simply shifts.

Only way to really do it is by algorithm. But that means surrendering other fun stuff like "majority minority" districts.
What I really want is a super computer making all policy decisions. So I'm fine with whatever the computer needs to do even if it results in human annihilation.
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What I really want is a super computer making all policy decisions. So I'm fine with whatever the computer needs to do even if it results in human annihilation.
Well you don't have to go that far...

But I would support an automated system that simply divvies up the estimated population and expands districts one by one until all are roughly equal in population, with no other criteria considered.

Problem is, Republicans in Republican states don't want this. And Democrats in Democratic states don't either.
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Well you don't have to go that far...

But I would support an automated system that simply divvies up the estimated population and expands districts one by one until all are roughly equal in population, with no other criteria considered.

Problem is, Republicans in Republican states don't want this. And Democrats in Democratic states don't either.
I'd take it in a heart beat.
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A Republican dimwit complaining about gerrymandering?



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Old 09-15-2018, 02:10 PM   #12
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So Gerrymandering is OK when it turns a state solid blue and locks out everyone else?

That's all I've learned from this thread.
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Here we go again - Godwin's Law

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