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To: lacrew
People don't necessarily vote for a congressional candidate and president from the same party.

We have two CD's in SW Pennsylvania alone which sent RATs to congress but voted for McCain. Paul Ryan has won seven elections by landslide proportions in his Wisconsin District but the GOP presidential candidate has carried it only once (Bush, narrowly, in 2004).

The leftists are always whining that we should be more like Europe or Canada. A nationwide congressional district voting system would be a step in that direction without throwing out what the electoral college was designed to do in the first place-- prevent a few large cities from dominating every election.

Gerrymandering can also be addressed at the state level. Iowa, just to name one example, has very neatly drawn congressional districts and Gerrymandering is prohibited.

What's your alternative?

24 posted on 10/11/2012 11:12:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

I should have clarified....42 out of 435 districts were competitive....in the presidential race (not the actual congressional race in that district).

We just re-districted in Kansas. The GOP control everything; but, infighting still screwed it up. It eventually went to court; and, our districts are as irregular as ever.

I can’t imagine what a mess redistricting would be, if it had national implications...it would never leave court.

My alternative? We could have the states vote for president. And by that I mean have the state legislatures vote for electors, in accordance with the un-ammended constitution.

Other than that option (impossible today), I’m fine with the current system. If I were looking to reform the electoral process, I would concentrate on voter ID and double voting. Fix that, and the rest falls into place.


27 posted on 10/11/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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