Tag Archives: gerrymandering

I feel bad for America, but I have to admit I do take some pleasure in watching the Republicans be eaten alive by the monster that they created… Goodbye, Eric Cantor.

To my knowledge, Eric Cantor’s primary loss yesterday to Tea Party challenger David Brat was unprecedented in the modern era. House majority leaders just don’t lose primaries. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday in Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District. Eric Cantor, who, just last week, was polling some 34 points over Brat, ended up losing to […]

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Will Michigan Republicans make a move to rig the 2016 election by changing the way our electoral votes are cast?

According to Michigan Radio, state Republicans, despite the serious push-back they’ve been getting from voters, and the fact that a similar measure has apparently fizzled in Virginia, have every intention of moving forward with plans to radically change the way our electoral votes are cast for President in hopes of making it more likely for […]

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The stealing of the next Presidential election, and Michigan’s evolving role

A week or so ago, in a post about partisan redistricting, I noted that rumors were beginning to circulate concerning a Republican push to change the way Michigan’s electoral college votes are cast in presidential elections. Presently, as I suspect you know, Michigan has 16 electoral votes, and all of them go to the candidate […]

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How gerrymandering is killing American Democracy, and why we need to fight for transparent, non-partisan redistricting in Michigan

Every ten years, the Michigan legislature has an opportunity, after assessing the results of the federal census, to redraw congressional districts to reflect shifts in population. The most recent redrawing of lines took place in 2011, and was approved by the Department of Justice in January, 2012, despite concerns that redrawn districts violated the Voting […]

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Snyder to redraw Michigan battle lines, but how?

When the results of the 2010 Census are made public, they will undoubtedly show that the population of Michigan has continued to decrease. And, as a result, our allotment of seats in the House of Representatives will also fall. At least, that’s my rudimentary understanding of how things work. According to the current apportionment plan, […]

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