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28-08-2015, 07:55 AM
When gerrymandering backfires
Business owners try to remove all voters from a district, but they forgot one college student

The plan was to draw district lines in such a way that it didn't include any voters so the vote would go to property owners who want to increase sales taxes and avoid a property tax increase.

Unfortunately for them, they screwed it up and now one college student alone gets to decide what happens, and she's not happy with the way they tried to game the system.

To which I say: Laugh out load

Serves them right. Dodgy

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28-08-2015, 08:44 AM
RE: When gerrymandering backfires
(28-08-2015 07:55 AM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  Business owners try to remove all voters from a district, but they forgot one college student

The plan was to draw district lines in such a way that it didn't include any voters so the vote would go to property owners who want to increase sales taxes and avoid a property tax increase.

Unfortunately for them, they screwed it up and now one college student alone gets to decide what happens, and she's not happy with the way they tried to game the system.

To which I say: Laugh out load

Serves them right. Dodgy

Since two wrongs make a right (don't they? Consider ), we could start a GoFundMe to buy her vote.
Believe-you-me, that's what the business owners will try to do. Drinking Beverage

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28-08-2015, 09:34 AM
RE: When gerrymandering backfires
(28-08-2015 08:44 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(28-08-2015 07:55 AM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  Business owners try to remove all voters from a district, but they forgot one college student

The plan was to draw district lines in such a way that it didn't include any voters so the vote would go to property owners who want to increase sales taxes and avoid a property tax increase.

Unfortunately for them, they screwed it up and now one college student alone gets to decide what happens, and she's not happy with the way they tried to game the system.

To which I say: Laugh out load

Serves them right. Dodgy

Since two wrongs make a right (don't they? Consider ), we could start a GoFundMe to buy her vote.
Believe-you-me, that's what the business owners will try to do. Drinking Beverage

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28-08-2015, 10:47 AM
RE: When gerrymandering backfires
Believe it or not, Columbia MO is far and away the best city in Missouri, with the lowest rate of political corruption. That should give you some idea of what it's like to live here.

It's also home of the University of Missouri main campus, but since my Beloved graduated from one of their traditional rivals, the University of Kansas, I am obliged to state here, and for the record, "Muck Fizzou."

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28-08-2015, 10:53 AM
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(28-08-2015 09:34 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(28-08-2015 08:44 AM)Chas Wrote:  Since two wrongs make a right (don't they? Consider ), we could start a GoFundMe to buy her vote.
Believe-you-me, that's what the business owners will try to do. Drinking Beverage

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28-08-2015, 11:10 AM
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(28-08-2015 10:47 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Believe it or not, Columbia MO is far and away the best city in Missouri, with the lowest rate of political corruption. That should give you some idea of what it's like to live here.

It's also home of the University of Missouri main campus, but since my Beloved graduated from one of their traditional rivals, the University of Kansas, I am obliged to state here, and for the record, "Muck Fizzou."

Maybe that's the problem. If they had more experience being corrupt they might have gotten it right. They should hire a consultant from Chicago next time to show them how it's done.

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