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Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #150
lol how the fuck is this possibly legal? ballot position is pretty important!


  • ksen
Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #151
You keep forgetting that in this timeline nothing matters.

Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #152
Reading the complaint, apparently the law is "whatever party the current governor is goes first on the ballot," which in Florida has been R for over 20 years. First-on-the-ballot is good for at least a couple of percentage points in a typical race.

Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #153
so what you're saying is you fall for fake news?

Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #154
https://www.wral.com/democrats-gop-fears-over-teacher-raise-gun-votes-behind-budget-maneuver/17575715/

so the gerrymandered GOP legislature is blocking any committee or floor amendments to the budget bill

Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #155

  • el jefe
  • asleep till 2020 or 2024
Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #156
despite all the speculation, scotus basically punted on all the gerrymandering cases

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-sidesteps-decision-on-partisan-gerrymandering/2018/06/18/c909bf26-7303-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.65a3f92fceef

the only way this could have been worse is if they had explicitly held the partisan gerrymanders to be ok, which thankfully they did not

right now I'm thinking of roberts' willful stupidity in response to proposed metrics.  he was basically like "I don't understand that.  it must be bolesheeyit!"  also thinking of people who said the supreme court doesn't matter.

  • el jefe
  • asleep till 2020 or 2024
Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #157
welp, let's win back a bunch of state legislatures and see if the republican controlled supreme Court has a change of heart about whether partisan gerrymandering is ok.

  • uncool
Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #158

  • uncool
Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #159
Also, Kobach lost.

Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #160
Kris Kornkob is such a terrible lawyer and this saga has been hilarious

except the part where he's still violating the law and suppression votes.

  • ffejrxx
Re: Fighting the gerrymander
Reply #161
hes sentenced to go back to lawyer school
:facepalm: