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2018-11-08 Home Front: Politix
U.S. Election Rules Doomed Democrats' Chances Of Taking The Senate
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-08 00:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6494 views ]  Top

#1 Through a combination of fundamental factors and partisan gerrymandering, Republicans on Tuesday retained their grip on the Senate

By "fundamental factors and partisan gerrymandering", we mean the fact that each state gets two Senators as spelled out in the Constitution:
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

You can redraw political maps all you want, but it won't change state borders by a nanometer. And no, the popular vote and national majorities have nothing to do with senators, it's a state thing. Sorry.
Posted by SteveS 2018-11-08 00:36||   2018-11-08 00:36|| Front Page Top

#2 Funny how they weren't bitching about this ten years ago!
Posted by Raj 2018-11-08 00:44||   2018-11-08 00:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Not only dead people can vote?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-11-08 06:18||   2018-11-08 06:18|| Front Page Top

#4 They just don't get it. It's the United STATES of America. The Constitution would never have been ratified by over half if not 3/4 the states if they were to surrender their sovereignty to a centralized powerful government. Certainly 8 of them were not going to end up being subordinated by 5 large states. Today 40 states would just as likely not join any enterprises that would subordinate themselves to 10 major metropolitan areas.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-08 06:56||   2018-11-08 06:56|| Front Page Top

#5 They just don't get it
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-11-08 07:03||   2018-11-08 07:03|| Front Page Top

#6 When they try to move state borders around to facilitate their electorate, then we may have an issue.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-11-08 08:21||   2018-11-08 08:21|| Front Page Top

#7 This the same reason that Democratic efforts to get rid of the Electoral College. Small states will never give up the small influence they have .
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2018-11-08 09:01||   2018-11-08 09:01|| Front Page Top

#8 And, of course, there is no Election Fraud in the big cities run by entrenched (corrupt) Democratic Party Political Machines, right? Pure as driven snow they are? (/sarc, if it was needed)
Posted by magpie 2018-11-08 09:59||   2018-11-08 09:59|| Front Page Top

#9 If New Yorkers are gonna call all the shots, I really do want out.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-11-08 11:40||   2018-11-08 11:40|| Front Page Top

#10 It is really amazing how many people don't understand that Senate races are decided by the popular vote of the people who live in the state and are registered to vote.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2018-11-08 18:46||   2018-11-08 18:46|| Front Page Top

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