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  •  NC redistricting (3+ / 0-)
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    TofG, MichaelNY, KingofSpades

    "I'm actually impressed that 60% did have an opinion!"

    Good instincts.  Live interviewers probably would have gotten 60% or more without an opinion.  Redistricting is the ultimate process story that no one aside from the most tuned-in news junkies cares about.

    •  Yet, oh so important... (8+ / 0-)

      Even sitting here in Illinois, where we stuck it to the GOP but good - I fervently wish that all 50 states would submit to non-partisan, even formulaic/computerized district redraws.

      Nothing would stimulate our rickety congress better.  Eliminate the incumbent protection racket and prevent ideologues unable to govern from using deep toned, heavily weighted districts from being nothing more than podiums.

      Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

      by zonk on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:45:38 AM PDT

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      •  No way a formula would work (3+ / 0-)
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        James Allen, MichaelNY, jncca

        you'd have trouble getting it to make proper VRA districts and it would mess up AZ's Hopi/Navajo gerrymander (put in place, btw, by a bipartisan commission).

        21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), working in MA-08 for the summer, hopeless Swingnut

        by sapelcovits on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:22:53 AM PDT

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        •  Formulas can always be made to work... (3+ / 0-)
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          TofG, Odysseus, highacidity

          Give a computer a map, program in the VRA restrictions, give it a priority of maintaining geographic synchronicity while balancing population distribution - and it can spit out something that works... Get rid of the '29 Reapportionment Act and let it expand seat counts as necessary to account for population growth, and it could do even better.

          Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

          by zonk on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:33:36 AM PDT

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