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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 03:13 AM

37. Given the screwed up nature of apportionment, a 50 State strategy can't work.

I highly respect Dr. Dean and wish he was the 2004 nomination, and I think that he had great intentions with the strategy, but in the end, it is basically impossible to have a 50 state strategy with apportionment so screwed up. We would also benefit from having 3 or more odd numbered Senators per state (this way a state's Senators don't cancel each other out).

I think it might be able to work, if we can get out the vote, we have the demographics, but it's still quite fubar'd how the system is set up (I don't think it was really designed to handle 300 million people). It makes it darn near impossible with how few Americans are registered to vote and how even fewer actually vote (and this tends to hit minorities and the poor harder, thus making it even more difficult for the Democratic Party to achieve it).

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