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View Diary: Oops! Republicans Brag About Winning 2012 House Through Miracle of Gerrymandering [ACTION UPDATE] (130 comments)

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  •  Registration won't matter in a state like PA if (4+ / 0-)
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    grrr, eXtina, Shippo1776, redlum jak

    they allocate electoral votes by congressional district. There aren't enough dems or potential dems in the wide swaths of the state that make up the vast "T" in the middle. Those are rural, low-population areas. If this proposal goes through then the votes of people in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will count less than those in rural counties.

    The only way to counter this is to get rid of the electoral college -- the districts can't be redrawn till 2020, and the Repubs have a strong grip on the state legislature and that's not likely to change.

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