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Response to drm604 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:03 PM

16. Sure the GOP will use every trick in the book....

Leaving aside that gerrymandering is done by states, and the topic I'm raising are constitutional... it's undeniable that it's those antidemocratic aspects of the system that permit minority rule. For example the GOP can try national voter suppression should we have a popular vote... but it's MUCH easier to change the election under the current system if there's voter suppression in key states. Same with the amendment process where states with a mere 4% of the population can block any amendment. That's a convenient bottleneck to block reform.

The current system has a clear GOP bias in the EC, Senate, and amendment process... and this disenfranchises Dems... yet Dems refuse to critique the system. At the very least there needs to be a real discussion about civic inequality in the vote... where someone in WY gets a 350% bigger vote for president than someone in CA.... and a 70x bigger vote for the Senate. Every aspect of our system that relies on state suffrage is, by definition, antidemocratic.

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