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  •  Gerrymandering is designed to eliminate... (0+ / 0-)

    ...swing districts.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:42:11 AM PST

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    •  But it's playing with fire insofar (0+ / 0-)

      as who is doing the gerrymandering seeks to win a lot of seats with a small margin - that strategy can totally backfire if effort was put into defeating it.

      the problem is that virtually no (OK, a very small fraction - maybe 10%) of House seats are actually contested.

      In theory this system would put all of the house seats into play (in reality that wouldn't be the case - but the %age * would * be up dramatically from what is currently the case).  To me, that'd be a good (and winnable!) scenario.

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