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  •  Yes and the Gerrymandering Affects Local (3+ / 0-)
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    David54, pollwatcher, Woody

    legislatures too. The political malpractice of the Dems failing to take 2010 a census year more aggressively will be casting a shadow over us for 30-40 more years to come, it's a disaster we are not yet fully appreciating.

    Best we can do is turnout and never let it happen again.

    Probably if we're calculating effort vs payoff, if seniors are trending our way it'd be best to pile onto them because they turn out more than any other bunch.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 12:05:14 PM PDT

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    •  When we next take the House (1+ / 0-)
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      which I expect to happen in 2016 (unless the Republicans really shoot themselves in the foot, say with another government shutdown, and we win it this time) we will have the opportunity to put through a new Voting Rights Act to outlaw partisan gerrymanders and voter suppression, and institute a SCOTUS-proof preclearance list. There are some draft bills in circulation.

      The effect in gerrymandered swing states would be a lot like a 7% shift in the entire electorate.

      There are several major GOTV operations in critical swing states, led by Moral Mondays in North Carolina. Georgia can be put in play by getting most of the 800,000 unregistered Black voters there, and serious money is being applied to that effort. Fewer than 300,000 votes would completely flip the statewide races. Texas will take longer, but Battleground Texas is in it for the long game, not just to win once, but to turn Texas Blue. Demographic shifts make that inevitable, but we might be able to speed it up by a cycle or two.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:12:24 PM PDT

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