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  •  It's a really bad problem. (2+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, bluezen

    Even with Republicans having more races in which they ran unopposed(thus getting more of the raw vote total vs. Dems than they would have if opposed), Democrats still got over one million votes more than Republicans in the House.  That's a worse discrepancy between popular will and actual outcome of the election than the 2000 Presidential election was, when Gore was ahead by 500k in the pop. vote, yet Bush was selected.

    Dave Wasserman ‏@Redistrict
    U.S.: House Dems' popular vote lead over GOP currently at 1,151,844 (59,244,595 to 58,092,751) & growing:
    https://twitter.com/...

    I don't know what to do about it, tbh.  Could lawsuits work in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, where gerrymandering is just ridiculously bad?

    It's increasingly clear that Republicans have mostly only been able to have so much power in this millennium by cheating, cheating, cheating, and then cheating again.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 05:26:23 AM PST

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