Gerrymandering

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 8, 2013 - 3:24pm.

The greatest disparity in voter's wishes and those who represent them in Washington exists at this moment in history. If you remember the fact that 3000 registered voters were moved out of House District 32 and into House District 31 for no justifiable mathematical reason, you know this method of getting and keeping power is vigorously at work on the state level as well. Now we have a serious look at exactly how bad this really is across America, but particularly in the South.

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TN

TN 3 & TN 4 are especially good examples of ping pong with the gerrymandering. It is done to the advantage of which ever side in in charge a the time of the census. I was glad when we went to TN 4 and had Lincoln Davis, was never happy with Wamp, and Marilyn Lloyd was not a particular favorite. Now we are back in TN 3. TN 4 is just so large in area, I am sure there would be a better way to have more centralized congressional districts, but that would mean a loss of power for who the "ins" are.

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