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  •  We need a Black Kos take on the move in lots (18+ / 0-)

    of states to choose electors in the Presidential race by (gerrymandered) Congressional Districts. Hunter's front page diary talks about this, but I think we need to make sure as many people as possible know how this harks back to the days of segregation; how the perpetrators of this plan have an agenda that is only mildly hidden to make votes from people of color count less than white votes.
    And what happened in Virginia with the Republicans changing the boundaries of their state senate districts while one of the Democratic state senators was at the Inauguration on MLK Day is about as blatantly racist as you can get.

    While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

    by Tamar on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:38:03 PM PST

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    •  Obama voters would have gotten 3/5 of the (11+ / 0-)

      weight of Republican voters, very interesting  to say the least.

      Obama Would Have Received 3/5th Of VA Popular Vote Share Under GOP Plan.

      Paul Bibeau, stumbled on a statistical oddity embedded in a Republican bill in Virginia that would divide the state's electoral votes by congressional district. Had the bill been law in 2012, President Obama would have received only four out of thirteen electoral votes despite winning 51 percent of the popular vote.

      Which is to say, Obama voters would have received almost exactly 3/5 of the electoral vote compared to their actual population -- 30.7 percent of the electoral vote over 51 percent of the popular vote. The coincidence recalls one of American history's -- and especially Virginia's -- most infamous numbers, the three-fifths compromise that counted slaves as a fraction of a person when calculating a state's federal representation.

      That's my take.

      -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

      by dopper0189 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 02:47:46 PM PST

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      •  coincidence just like Romney getting 47% of the (1+ / 0-)
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        popular vote. Some things were just meant to be.

        While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

        by Tamar on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:05:46 PM PST

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