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Old February 16th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #1
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Sensible Talk about Gerrymandering

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The subject is gerrymandering, the host is Der Governator.

I never thought I would cheer a REPUBLICAN in 2017, but CONAN THE REPUBLICAN has matured into a VERY SMART GUY.

Thank you, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 02:43 AM   #2
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Gerrymandering is the reason Trump is our President and won the electoral college while losing the popular vote. It has become a means of legal cheating to corrupt elections.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 06:16 AM   #3
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Hogwash. It ONLY helps local elections. When one wins a State, it does not matter how many or how few actual precincts were won. In States the win is INDEED the popular vote of the State. States are NOT won electorally like national elections. All one needs to win a State is the MOST votes of all the candidates.
Your understanding of both the electoral college system and the ways in which voting districts function are lacking. This is unfortunate but not unexpected.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 07:55 AM   #4
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Yours is - SERIOUSLY!!!


Winning Districts is relevant ONLY within State elections!!! It does not matter where you win in a State in a Presidential election, only HOW MUCH. All that is needed it to secure the MOST votes of any candidate. Why is this so hard to understand?
I do not intend to school you on electoral politics as it would not penetrate the cloud within your mind...Instead I will only point out that state elections ARE the electoral college and gerrymandering is the reason they have failed the fairness test.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:25 AM   #5
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If a states districts are manipulated to create an advantage for one party at the cost of another it effects every single aspect of the political power and thus position of said state. For this reason regional elections as well as national show the results. It will be only at a very local level unaffected by the tactic that the voice of all citizens can be felt.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:35 AM   #6
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Its also worth noting that it can demoralize voters. You'll get fewer Dem votes in Texas and Repub in California because each state is so Red and Blue the other side (correctly) feels that their vote outside local elections is a wast. The reality is that Texas is Bluer than New York and California Redder than Kansas but the districts are so gerrymandered that they paint the whole state a single color. Without gerrymandering elections would be competitive and minority (political speaking) voters would feel enfranchised.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 11:17 AM   #7
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What are "regional" elections???
Nevermind little Augie....schools out


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Old February 19th, 2017, 02:04 PM   #8
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It's obvious that Little Augie didn't watch the Governator clip --- or at least didn't comprehend what he said!

He'll never graduate unless he masters the lesson!
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Old February 19th, 2017, 02:24 PM   #9
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It's obvious that Little Augie didn't watch the Governator clip --- or at least didn't comprehend what he said!

He'll never graduate unless he masters the lesson!
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I gave up on the flipflopping fool long ago.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #10
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He was talking LOCAL effect, not NATIONAL! - hello?
As it seems you forgot what I typed, I will remind you.

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If a states districts are manipulated to create an advantage for one party at the cost of another it effects every single aspect of the political power and thus position of said state. For this reason regional elections as well as national show the results. It will be only at a very local level unaffected by the tactic that the voice of all citizens can be felt.
You might want to ignore the Trump tactic of telling falsehoods when truth is easily presented to oppose it.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM   #11
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You still have not explained what non-existent "regional" elections are!
I suppose it might be possible you have never heard of such things as a Mayor, council persons, legislators, clerks....dog catchers....etc...

But more likely you are again deflecting from the discussion to attempt avoidance of looking foolish.....too late.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #12
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Ummm.... REGIONAL means the NW, the midwest, the south, great plains, New England, west coast, mid-Atlantic, gulf coast. Appalachian region, the SW. Did I miss any?

The point is, there is no such thing as a group of States determine something in their very own unique election.

I'm just trying to understand, not to criticize!
Okay...last night the Weather channel presented my "Regional Forecast" which told me Jefferson county would be mostly free of rain and certain regions within the region would be in the high 60's...other regions would possibly be in the 70's. Why would they lie on air to me....confusing me with all those fake regions?
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Old February 20th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #13
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Increasing in size:

City

County

State

Region

Nation

Continent

Planet

Solar system

Galaxy

Universe

When I was in trucking, I could be

Local

Regional

OTR (over-the-road) which meant national (48 States).

I was most recently regional; I stayed in the southeast region of United States only.
Thus far you have managed to move goalposts several times and are no closer to contributing usefully to this discussion. I do not much enjoy being trolled and thus will bid you good day here.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 12:19 PM   #14
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Thus far you have managed to move goalposts several times and are no closer to contributing usefully to this discussion. I do not much enjoy being trolled and thus will bid you good day here.
He forgot HoA and school Board. Also there are not elections past the national level. You could call the UN a planetary government but the ambassadors are appointed.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 02:35 PM   #15
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Did NOT forget, but not relevant in the 1st place. Discussion was about whether it actually affects the Presidential elections or not. It does NOT.

Tecoyah said "Gerrymandering is the reason Trump is our President and won the electoral college while losing the popular vote. It has become a means of legal cheating to corrupt elections." - dead WRONG.

The reason is, the Libturds just write off Heartland America as "just flyover country".
Thine deeply sought knowingness eludes thee twixt does thine speak become less in the minds of betters before you. Yay does your spewtum forment thine stench ridden weakness of comprehension unto thine bowel laden verbage stream of illucide declining grasp of things known as real. May thine greatness God inflict on thee abilities of child in dwindling cranial capacity that higher thinking come upon you.
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