Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Crescendo of Scandalous Crises Mode: Research Update

Now that there appears to be some willingness to reform the NSA to higher standards, my lack of an actual equal representation still hampers me from having pretty much any voice at all in the outcome.

I want to add this one graphic about my representation in the House of Representatives. I really got frustrated with this whole project so my research suffered. Here is an addendum which shows the extent of gerrymandering in the House, and so the dilution of my vote:

Before the 2010 election, conservatives launched a plan to win control of state legislatures before the census. The idea was to be in power when national congressional districts were redrawn in order to fix them so Republicans would win a majority of districts.
The Redistricting Majority Project was hugely successful. In 2012, Barack Obama was elected President by nearly 3.5 million votes. In Congressional races, Democrats drew nearly 1.4 million more votes than Republicans yet  Republicans won control of the House 234 seats to 201 seats.
How is this possible?
By pumping $30 million into state races to win the legislatures,  Republicans redrew state maps in states such as Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, Florida and Ohio to place all of the Democrats into just a few districts. 
In this manner, Democrats win heavily in a couple districts and lose the rest.

In North Carolina, the statewide vote was 51 percent Democrat and 49 percent Republican yet 9 Republicans won and only 4 Democrats.
Where is your coverage of this vote stealing, "liberal media"? You're willing to cover voter ID laws, why can't you cover real vote stealing?

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