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View Diary: Stop saying Republican electoral-vote rigging is constitutional. It's not. Here's why. (193 comments)

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  •  I'm guessing you must dismiss all the challenges (2+ / 0-)
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    scrivener76, Anne Elk

    that arise, with frequency, whenever decennial redistricting occurs.

    Or at any other time for that matter.

    Then, once past that you have to ignore that the diary is not merely arguing that assignment based on congressional districts are troublesome because they are gerrtmandered. You can have gerrymandered districts so drawn as to make for a perfect apportionement of voters representation.

    That is not what typically occurs of course. But, the point remains that gerrymandering, in and of itself, is not the primary problem. (It is a problem of course).

    No, it is the assignment of electoral votes by congressional district which is the problem. That then becomes amplified when districts are so drawn as to provide for a majority of representatives (and hence electoral votes) coming from a party carrying a minority of the votes. It is at that point, as I read scrivener's argument, that one person - one vote is thrown out.

    If this should make for ME and NE needing to change their method of electoral vote apportionment, then so be it.

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