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  •  solution for Arkansas: (0+ / 0-)

    draw a district that concentrates the African American populations in Pulaski County, Pine Bluff, and others.  You can get a district Obama won narrowly, and that locally is much more Democratic, and that'd give us one district where we have none now.

    And now that voting has become more racially polarized, the African American population probably should be concentrated into one district, as it may now be their only chance to elect someone who could represent them.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 09:56:39 PM PDT

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    •  This is basically (0+ / 0-)

      what I am suggesting, although the district could probably be drawn up to 55% Obama without much gerrymandering.

      (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

      by ProudNewEnglander on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:15:26 AM PDT

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