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(CBS Miami)   FL GOP to judge: So I know you said the districts we drew make a mockery of the democratic process and all, but it's gonna take us... say, two years to redraw them, so we're cool using them until then right?   (miami.cbslocal.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, GOP, tags, Don Gaetz, League of Women Voters, Steve Weatherford, congressional districts, absentee ballots, Common Cause  
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2014-07-19 03:55:56 PM  
2 votes:
The gerrymandering is a travesty, yes, but this is what they get for sending a GOP majority to the statehouse in the first place.  What did they think was going to happen?

Maybe next time Florida voters will have more sense.
2014-07-20 09:18:38 PM  
1 vote:

Doc Daneeka: The gerrymandering is a travesty, yes, but this is what they get for sending a GOP majority to the statehouse in the first place.  What did they think was going to happen?

Maybe next time Florida voters will have more sense.


Need I remind you which state has its own Fark tag?
2014-07-19 11:39:53 PM  
1 vote:

ox45tallboy: Why does the False Creek district get that little wedge of water that extends so far out into the inlet? Are there houseboats out there or something?


That's where the harbour float planes land and the Seabus ferries commuter passengers back and forth to the North Shore. Houseboats are more of False Creek thing.

I think it may be to disenfranchise the Otters who try to vote Green Party in the election.
MFK
2014-07-19 10:44:45 PM  
1 vote:

officeday: mrshowrules: Gerrymandering takes a long time.  A fair redistricting takes no time at all.  You could fairly redistrict a State in about an hour using the shortest split linealgorithm.

Democrats would fight that tooth and nail. Gerrymandering is not isolated to Repubs, it occurs whenever and wherever there is a lack of a serious opposing party. Believe me, as a repub in MD, the Dems have been pulling this shiat for decades....But since this is FARK, I'm sure you're fine with that....


Yeah yeah... Maryland and Illinois are gerrymandered blue states. Let's be sure to put those two states against the 30 gerrymandered red states to show how both sides are exactly the same.
2014-07-19 09:39:09 PM  
1 vote:

GentDirkly: The first time that the system was used, a handful of people would be so popular statewide that they may have 10x as many votes as the 27th place candidate, who would equally get a seat.


Three words: Representative Vermin Supreme.

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2014-07-19 08:16:53 PM  
1 vote:

officeday: Believe me, as a repub in MD, the Dems have been pulling this shiat for decades....But since this is FARK, I'm sure you're fine with that....


Oh yeah, you're the victim in all of this. (conservative credentials confirmed)
2014-07-19 06:58:03 PM  
1 vote:

bizzwire: sendtodave: Peter von Nostrand: I used to think the people that said the GOP is the greatest threat democracy were just being hyperbolic. Used to.

Democracy is for stupid little people.

-Rand Paul?


--Lemuel Gulliver
2014-07-19 06:50:34 PM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: There's a computer program now that can draw them in a few seconds, once the data is entered.  And it will be unbiased.  This should be required for all states.


You would never see a more vicious, dirty, back-room-dealing, underhanded, downright nasty fight from Congress, than them trying to prevent a national mandate for such a thing. I honestly think it would come down to reps barring themselves, armed, in their respective Capitals.
2014-07-19 06:01:46 PM  
1 vote:

EngineerAU: Outsource it to Canada. They seem to know how to come up with electoral districts that don't look like a Rorschach Test.

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Well, sure, but that's just because you don't have blacks to draw around.
2014-07-19 05:04:51 PM  
1 vote:

Destructor: Ok, enough of this.

Here's what you do. Anyone can run for Congress. The people that receive the most votes win. They're representatives for all of Florida.

However, the losers? They're summarily hunted for sport in the everglades (license fees to hunt them go to the Florida education fund). Why? To discourage non-serious candidates.

/Problem solved.


Given that it's the winners that write these laws, your idea would solve literally nothing.

Here's a better one. Anyone can run for election. Unlimited spending, unlimited airtime, no ballot access laws. However there's a "none of the above" option on the ballot. If that option wins over 1% of the vote, all the candidates are thrown to the alligators, and the new rep is picked at random from everyone who voted "none of the above."
2014-07-19 04:24:50 PM  
1 vote:

sendtodave: You know what would solve all of this?

Philosopher kings.


Simmias: The senate is furious over your ideas for a Utopian state.

Allen: I guess I should never have suggested having a philosopher-king.

Simmias: Especially when you kept pointing to yourself and clearing your throat.
2014-07-19 04:18:26 PM  
1 vote:
But Voter ID must still be enacted before the election to ensure faith in the process, amirite? People can totes get them by then.
2014-07-19 04:10:40 PM  
1 vote:

Doc Daneeka: The gerrymandering is a travesty, yes, but this is what they get for sending a GOP majority to the statehouse in the first place.  What did they think was going to happen?

Maybe next time Florida voters will have more sense.


warosu.org
2014-07-19 03:58:46 PM  
1 vote:

Doc Daneeka: The gerrymandering is a travesty, yes, but this is what they get for sending a GOP majority to the statehouse in the first place.  What did they think was going to happen?

Maybe next time Florida voters will have more sense.


Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!
2014-07-19 03:57:29 PM  
1 vote:
Ok, enough of this.

Here's what you do. Anyone can run for Congress. The people that receive the most votes win. They're representatives for all of Florida.

However, the losers? They're summarily hunted for sport in the everglades (license fees to hunt them go to the Florida education fund). Why? To discourage non-serious candidates.

/Problem solved.
2014-07-19 03:54:49 PM  
1 vote:

sendtodave: Peter von Nostrand: I used to think the people that said the GOP is the greatest threat democracy were just being hyperbolic. Used to.

Democracy is for stupid little people.


Hey, tell us the one about how we're a republic, not a democracy! That's always good for a diversion!
 
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