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  •  What did the (0+ / 0-)

    OH Dems say?

    CA-12, (-5.50, -6.77), originally CA-46

    by Jacques Kallis on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 04:15:46 PM PDT

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    •  Basically that they were waiting until later (2+ / 0-)
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      Jacques Kallis, TrueBlueDem

      in the decade to do it. Which, while I think is terrible from a national perspective, I can totally understand from a state perspective. If we win the gubernatorial and one of the auditors or secretary of state's races in 2018, we control state legislative redistricting and can gerrymander the shit out of both chambers. If we don't, well we can put an amendment on the 2019 or in the 2020 presidential year ballot to block a Republican remap in 2022. That of course wasn't what they said, but it at least seems to make sense when I think about it. I didn't push it further; I think it'll take union and non-partisan groups to put it on the ballot in either of those states though and I don't know how I'd cold contact those groups (especially the former).

      I just get sickened though when I think of us not winning the House until 2022 solely due to gerrymandering. That'd be like us not winning the presidency three times in a row due to the electoral college.

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