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Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:28pm
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Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction

It’s not easy to choose the nation’s most outrageous example of congressional gerrymandering, but Pennsylvania has to be among the most ridiculous.

After the 2010 census, the state legislature’s Republican majority took an evenly divided state, drew up 18 congressional districts, and put 13 of them in safely GOP hands. The result was tough to defend: in 2012, for example, Democratic congressional candidates received 51% of the vote in Pennsylvania, but only 28% of the power.

The state Supreme Court rejected the current map last month, saying it “clearly, plainly, and palpably” violated the Pennsylvania Constitution. The ruling added that the Republicans’ gerrymandering has had “corrosive effects on our entire democratic process through the deliberate dilution of our citizenry’s individual votes.”

GOP state legislators didn’t take this well – they tried to get the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, and when that failed, they threatened to impeach the state Supreme Court justices who ruled against their gerrymandered map – but the process is moving forward.

It’s just not moving forward in an especially constructive direction.

On Friday, Republican leaders in the legislature submitted their new map for the governor’s approval…. Unfortunately for Pennsylvania voters, the new districts show just as much partisan bias as the old ones. […]

From a partisan standpoint, in other words, the new map is almost exactly like the old one.

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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
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When is the last time the GOP tried to overthrow a presidential election with a Justice Department, FBI, FISA court coup?
  

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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
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Harrys Sockpuppet4335 wrote on Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:39pm:
When is the last time the GOP tried to overthrow a presidential election with a Justice Department, FBI, FISA court coup?


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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
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Cool, you agree that the answer is never. How can you support a party that thinks nothing of doing so? Do you support what the Justice Department and FBI did under the Obama administration? Do you support the existence of never ending investigations that to this point have produced not one iota of evidence, and instead serve only to impede that which the American people voted for? Is this the USA or is it the I lost and am gonna pitch a fit until I get what I want nation?
  

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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
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Harrys Sockpuppet4335 wrote on Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:49pm:
Cool, you agree that the answer is never. How can you support a party that thinks nothing of doing so? Do you support what the Justice Department and FBI did under the Obama administration? Do you support the existence of never ending investigations that to this point have produced not one iota of evidence, and instead serve only to impede that which the American people voted for? Is this the USA or is it the I lost and am gonna pitch a fit until I get what I want nation?


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I support fair and free elections and the rule of law,
neither of which the GOP has recently stood for,
and which they especially don't stand for now.

EDIT: But why aren't you addressing the topic?

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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
Reply #6 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:59pm
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What do the Democrats stand for? Warrants obtained under fraudulent circumstances that ruin lives and don't result in any evidence against the person surveilled? An IRS that cripples political opposition? An old croney network that meets on airport tarmacs to talk of grandchildren and golf? A politicized, secret intelligence apparatus politicized to the point it feels confident in its ability to fix an election for one political party over the other? An old white woman that flaunts the law and walks/stumbles free while you or I would rot in prison?

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Harrys Sockpuppet4335 wrote on Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:39pm:
When is the last time the GOP tried to overthrow a presidential election with a Justice Department, FBI, FISA court coup?



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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
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Harrys Sockpuppet4335 wrote on Feb 12th, 2018 at 12:39pm:
When is the last time the GOP tried to overthrow a presidential election with a Justice Department, FBI, FISA court coup?

Who did that Chester?
  

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Re: Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering in an unfortunate direction
Reply #9 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 4:16pm
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Republicans are no doubt trying to run out the clock before the November elections.
  

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