September 18, 2014

GOP Uses Redistricting Tricks to Win 2012 Election

Redistricting Scorecard: Jigsaw Politics

I noted in Defund the Government that being uninformed and inactioned allows conservatives (yes, I’m turning that term into a dirty word) to GOP’s Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012 which changes electoral rules to win the GOP’s election (and in Colorado and Arizona and Ohio and Iowa and Louisiana and Arkansas and all through the nation though some like Florida are successfully fighting GOP trickery). It’s hard to fight because most don’t even know what’s going on. It’s not realistic that you keep up with all this versus the GOP’s highly compensated re-districting consultants who are paid richly to work full-time on getting the election into GOP hands. Much less have all the statistical and geo-mapping tools those consultants have.

Here’s actions to stop them:

  1. Write (email or print) your Congressman. there’re 1000s of sites with this feature. Here’s one that works well which is already customized for this issue.
  2. Call your Congressman. The feature at NAPNAP’s Medicaid Action works fine for getting those phone numbers displayed with speaking instructions.

It’s that simple. The Internet makes it a lot easier than whipping out paper, pen, letter and stamp though those may be more effective given their relative rarity now-a-days.

– Richard Chen

Comments

  1. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the handy redistricting map and the helpful post. It’s kind of disheartening to know that places with independent commissions like AZ have been taken over by partisans, and places like NYS that should have independent commissions aren’t going to see them move.

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