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View Diary: Did Gerrymandering Cost Dems the House? A 34-State Look at Alternative Nonpartisan Maps Suggests Yes (161 comments)

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  •  Honestly maybe we need to send this diary (3+ / 0-)
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    Stephen Wolf, jncca, philipmerrill

    to a few big liberal donors. Conservatives have made a much better use of the initiative process than Dems this would be a great cause for liberal uber-donors to focus on. With the public fed up at Washington a simple message of "Let voters pick their politicians, don't let politicians pick their voters" would carry the day in most of these states.

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

    by dopper0189 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:54:16 PM PDT

    •  If I had their contact info I absolutely would (0+ / 0-)

      Over the next few weeks I'm going to try to find out if there is any effort to get such measures on the ballot in Ohio and Michigan, but it's hard to find that kind of stuff out without it being up and running yet. I really don't see how we retake the house under the current lines since at this point we're likely to have divided government until 2019. 2020 is a presidential year and it's unlikely we'll have a massive wave then unless Republicans really screw things up, and waiting 8 years is just ridiculous anyway when we're bound to have last year's situation repeat where Dems win the popular vote, polling shows us leading the generic ballot by 3, yet we don't even come close to taking the house.

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