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JeffCohen commented on a the fix

Agreed. Step 1 would be to undo the awfully unfair gerrymandered districts. Step 2 is to replace it with what ____ ? Automatic or blind districting has serious drawbacks. Letting politicians redraw districts is a horrible idea (as we have all witnessed). Any forward-thinking non-partisan ideas?

Here is a novel idea: Instead of drawing districts according to race or political affiliation, draw them to encompass 1 or more counties. This would force candidates to run on the issues facing the State/nation and not who has the most republicans or democrats, or on race, etc. Just look at US house…
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02.16.2016 · From jgrainger
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ke4roh commented on a the fix

There are some great algorithms for fair districts.  We should work to institute those or non-partisan commissions as there are in California.  My main concern with completely blind districts is that it might be harder to get minority representatives elected, and it is good to have some minority representation.

Here is a novel idea: Instead of drawing districts according to race or political affiliation, draw them to encompass 1 or more counties. This would force candidates to run on the issues facing the State/nation and not who has the most republicans or democrats, or on race, etc. Just look at US house…
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Election Races: Who's In. Who's Out.

June 23 - FLORIDA: Congressman Ron DeSantis (R) exits US Senate race, will seek reelection.

June 23 - PENNSYLVANIA: Congressman Chaka Fattah (D) resigns effective October 3 (felony conviction); may be expelled by US House if he doesn't quit immediately.

June 22 - FLORIDA: US Senator Marco Rubio (R) changes his mind and will seek reelection.

June 21 - PENNSYLVANIA: Congressman & Democratic Superdelegate Chaka Fattah (D) convicted on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy; certain to face federal prison time.

June 20 - PRESIDENT 2016: Donald Trump (R) fires campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

June 17 - ALASKA: Dan Sullivan exited race vs US Senator Lisa Murkowski.

June 17 - FLORIDA: Congressman David Jolly (R) exits US Senate race, jumps back into reelection race (District 13).

June 16 - ALABAMA: Legislature begins impeachment investigation of Governor Robert Bentley (R) for "willful neglect & corruption."

June 15 - NEVADA District 3: Danny Tarkanian scored an upset win over Michael Roberson for open seat.

June 15 - DC: Ex-DC Mayor Vincent Gray (D), who lost his reelection in 2016 (scandal-plagued term), won his comeback bid tonight for a DC Council seat.

June 10 - NEW HAMPSHIRE District 1: Shawn O'Connor quits Democratic Party; will continue his campaign as an Independent.

June 10 - FLORIDA District 10: Bob Poe revealed he is HIV+ "and healthy"; said he did so to remove stigma of HIV.

June 9 - FLORIDA: Rumors are circulating that Congressman David Jolly (R) will exit US Senate race, jump back into District 13 race vs Charlie Crist (D). State Senator Gwen Margolis (D) ends reelection bid, retires, days after disparaging opponents as "3 Haitians, some teacher & some lawyer."

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William writes... "Do Republican Primaries still take place, now that only 1 candidate remains? How does the whole process work now?"
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05.05.2016 · From JeffCohen
Bob writes... "if I don't vote in indiana primary, can I vote in general election?"
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05.05.2016 · From JeffCohen
Abe D. writes... "Jeff. What's the difference between an open primary and a closed primary? It's so bloody confusing! How do I get more info for rules & the process my state?"
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02.20.2016 · From JeffCohen
Cathy F. writes... "I live in columbus, ohio i think i might be register as an independent. can i still vote republican without changing my status."
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01.26.2016 · From JeffCohen
Anonymous writes... "Once the Primary is over. If a candidate does not win in the party they ran in can he/she switch to lets say a different party like Libertarian or some other open party to run against the Republicans and Democrats in the run off?"
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