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Old 01-30-2018, 01:36 PM
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There is nothing you want to address would be a more accurate statement ...
I have addressed gerrymandering in other threads.
In this thread, in typical tabloid fashion, Rolling Stone claims gerrymandering is how "the GOP rigs elections", a statement that is preposterous on its face.
Do both parties try to gerrymander districts to there advantage, sure why wouldn't they. But the setting of election districts is under judicial review, any blatant gerrymandering would lose in court.
This is just more typical Dem conspiracy theories about how the R's stole the election. As long as the D's in this country keep blaming their loses on wild-a$$ conspiracy theories instead of reality, they'll just keep losing.
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I have addressed gerrymandering in other threads.
What threads?
I searched for any post where you mention the word "gerrymander".
Only four hits, including one from this thread (the post you just made).

You have mentioned gerrymandering, but you never addressed it as an actual issue.
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"this guy from another forum" was either not talking about gubernatorial races or he's an idiot. In a race for Governor there is only one "district" and that is the state line. Everybody eligible voter in the state, who wants to, votes and the guy with the most at the end of the day wins.
You cannot "Gerrymander" a governors race, there are no adjustable boundary's.
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WTF are you talking about? How can you vote "straight ticket" when you are voting for one person? Put down the crack pipe.

You keep using terms like "winner takes all theory", "straight ticket", and "gerrymander", do you know what any of them mean? None of them apply to a governor's race.
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So what will your excuse be when the 2014 election adds a few seats to the R side of the aisle?
I'm curious because your lame gerrymandering excuse, as if both sides don't do it, won't work for the Senate seats.
So you'll have to excuse me while I find your claim to be rather flat.
Another obvious dodge to avoid talking about the actual issue.


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In this thread, in typical tabloid fashion, Rolling Stone claims gerrymandering is how "the GOP rigs elections", a statement that is preposterous on its face.
Do both parties try to gerrymander districts to there advantage, sure why wouldn't they. But the setting of election districts is under judicial review, any blatant gerrymandering would lose in court.
This is just more typical Dem conspiracy theories about how the R's stole the election. As long as the D's in this country keep blaming their loses on wild-a$$ conspiracy theories instead of reality, they'll just keep losing.
No. It's really not.
And you whining that gerrymandering doesn't apply to governor races does nothing to actually repudiate the reality of the situation.
Partisan gerrymandering has benefited Republicans more than Democrats - Business Insider
Republicans are so much better than Democrats at gerrymandering
The analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones. Among the two dozen most populated states that determine the vast majority of Congress, there were nearly three times as many with Republican-tilted U.S. House districts.

Traditional battlegrounds such as Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia were among those with significant Republican advantages in their U.S. or state House races. All had districts drawn by Republicans after the last Census in 2010.

The AP analysis also found that Republicans won as many as 22 additional U.S. House seats over what would have been expected based on the average vote share in congressional districts across the country. That helped provide the GOP with a comfortable majority over Democrats instead of a narrow one.
And people like you trying to sweep the reality of the situation under the rug and disregard it is part of the problem.
You can logic a person out of a position that they never thought themselves into in the first place...
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