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Old 04-28-2016, 01:05 AM   #16
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You're right Bruce. Generally speaking it is, and it has now become that after the conservative government was finally ousted. Electorates were redefined and it became a level playing field again. More or less anyway.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:49 AM   #17
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The perfect solution for Gerrymandering the politicians will never use.

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Old 08-29-2017, 11:32 PM   #18
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Things are not always what they seem...
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:53 AM   #19
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It looks like the shit may hit the fan.
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Last week, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Congressional districts were unfairly gerrymandered — that is, drawn to give the state’s Republican party an advantage — under Pennsylvania’s state constitution. This was a blow to the GOP, as Pennsylvania is widely seen as one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. The ruling made two things clear: That the map would not be allowed in any further federal elections, including the upcoming May primaries, and that if the state legislature didn’t do it, they would. Now the state legislature has said it’s not going to do it.
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Of course, this may all be moot: The Supreme Court has all but told us that they’ve got their own decision about gerrymandering on the way, and, well, let’s just say the signs aren’t good for the Pennsylvania Senate’s side of the argument.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:07 PM   #20
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In a highly offensive response, the Rs have accused one of the Supreme Court justices of being biased...

...claiming he should have recused himself, in the court case where it was decided that gerrymandering is out of control...

...because in 2015, when he was a Supreme Court candidate, he made public statements saying that the gerrymandering was out of control.

~ un be lievable ~

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(non-paywalled buzzfeed article)
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:37 PM   #21
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I disagree, in light of the state GOPs actions in recent years it's not only believable, but expected.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:19 AM   #22
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It took a Supreme Court to get politicians to redistrict in a responsible manner. This new GOP map redistricts mostly by county lines. Those evil judges did it again.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:07 AM   #23
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It looks fair except for Philly and region.

For the 1st District, it looks like they've made a crazy zig zag near the "wa" in "Delaware" -- do we know anyone who lives around there --

best guesses?

16 = Lancaster turned blue by including Reading
11 = red, even though it includes Harrisburg
6 = red
8 = don't know - fight between the ABE blues and the central Bucks reds
7 = a crazy mash
13 = blue, but will drink hoity-toity beer from time to time
1 = permanent blue
2 = permanent blue
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:13 AM   #24
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...so in the previous map the Ds won 5 districts, now they will win... 6 I suppose, since Pittsburgh 14 is blue, and they split the burbs.

So the battlegrounds for the state will always be the Philly burbs.

it gives me a tear... almost makes me want to... vote



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Old 02-10-2018, 10:19 AM   #25
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wtf is this bullshite

a bit between the 1st and 7th looks like the outline of Chester Creek so... xoB did they really just cut you right into the 1st District
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:07 AM   #26
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My district is much more sensible and I may be rid of the drug dealing Tom Marino.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:15 AM   #27
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They did get cute with Luzurne and Carbon counties so somebody might be getting screwed.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:29 PM   #28
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Erie and Armstrong counties also have little in common - need not be in the same Congressional district.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:37 PM   #29
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Having in common shouldn't be a consideration.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:45 AM   #30
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So touching...
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