35 Burst results for "Gerrymandering"

Libby Emmons: Gerrymander Pushes Some NY Primaries to Late August

The Charlie Kirk Show

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

Libby Emmons: Gerrymander Pushes Some NY Primaries to Late August

Democrats Gerrymander Then Cry 'Voter Suppression' When GOP Does It

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Democrats Gerrymander Then Cry 'Voter Suppression' When GOP Does It

"I want to talk about Jerry Mandarin and about the profound and almost comical hypocrisy of the Democrats and of the left. About gerrymandering. Basically, that position comes down to when we do it, it's fantastic. And when anyone else does it, when the Republicans do it, it's against democracy. It's a form of voter suppression. It's horrible. It can't be allowed. And the straight faced way in which the Democrats hold to this position. This is really what is a site to behold. Now, admittedly, gerrymandering is a kind of an approach, a process that goes to the very early days of the republic. In 1812, elbridge Jerry, one of the founding fathers, by the way, a former vice president, former governor of Massachusetts, he sort of signed off on this we are district, he was a Democrat, and he was trying to benefit the Democratic Party. And the Democrats drew this very weird snake like district that resembled a salamander. In fact, that's where we get the name gerrymander. It's elbridge Jerry, plus salamander, giving you gerrymander. And so a gerrymandered district is a politically awkward district. Typically designed by the ruling party to protect and guarantee winning seats for itself. So drawing the map in a favorable way. Now, this by itself is not voter suppression. It's not voter fraud. I would say distasteful that this is done, but it is done by done by both parties. And yet when the Republicans do it, the Democrats act like this is horrific. This is something that can't be permitted. So recently, a North Carolina Supreme Court struck down some legislative districts that were drawn by the GOP in North Carolina. That would have benefited the Republican Party. And when that happened, Joe Biden comes out with, this is what he goes, he says, voters should choose that representatives, not the other way around. Acting as if a gerrymander is a subversion of democracy. And sure enough, Barack Obama calls Republican gerrymandering efforts, quote, threatening democracy, the liberal Brennan center, quote gerrymandering is deeply undemocratic.

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What on the Left Has Grown Stronger in the Past 4 Months?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:00 min | 3 weeks ago

What on the Left Has Grown Stronger in the Past 4 Months?

"I have a legitimate question what on the left has grown stronger in the last four months. Name one thing. The only thing I can name is the amount of illegals that have come into America, the potential population. However, Hispanics are turning conservative and record numbers. So even that it's a little bit blurry. What on the left has grown stronger in the last four months. Since the new year, Pfizer AstraZeneca Johnson & Johnson, they're on the ropes. Disney is down, CNN plus is gone, Twitter is about to be taken over and totally changed, which we know censorship is a fundamental need of this regime. If they're not able to censor they can't exist, they must be able to shut you up, the Democrat party has lower approval ratings than ever before, wire, what, who, what, where is stronger than they were four months ago? I'll tell you who is stronger though. Rogan is more popular than ever before. Tucker Carlson is more popular than ever before. Bill Maher's anti woke, tirades are stronger than ever before. Elon is richer, he might have his net worth as might have gone down by 20 or 30 billion because the stock prices, but Tesla was up 10% since last week, 10%. Our podcast is up amazingly. Our radio program is up. Our social media engagement is up. We can't find spaces big enough at turning point USA to be able to fit all the students that want to come to our events at Berkeley and boulder, meanwhile, I'm not really sure if people are flocking a big numbers, go hear critical race theory, Nicole Hannah Jones, maybe. I don't think so. If you kind of look at these fundamental indicators of where the society is going, Republicans are winning registration wars across the country and desantis wiped out all of the gerrymander gains that California New York tried to do. Desantis basically level the playing field. God bless that man.

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Blaise Ingoglia: We're Challenging Dems' B.S. Gerrymandering in FL

The Dan Bongino Show

01:48 min | Last month

Blaise Ingoglia: We're Challenging Dems' B.S. Gerrymandering in FL

"They are hypocrites And look you've known this for a long time is that the corrupt liberal media when we tell one side of the equation you and I and many people have known that Democrats strongholds have been doing this for years Democrats will be the first one to cry You can't gerrymander but there will be also be the first ones to gerrymander to make sure that they keep control in places like New York and California and Michigan Look the state of Florida again we're standing up to this We're saying no we're not going to stand for this There was a liberal court Supreme Court before Ron DeSantis took over and remade our Supreme Court the same way Trump remade the Supreme Court's scotus And there was a there was a district that was drawn gerrymandered from Jacksonville all the way over to Tallahassee and the governor saw that and said nope there's something wrong with that And I agreed with him I was one of 6 or 7 Republicans to vote against the current maps insided with governor Desantis is today We are hearing a new set of maps that will probably be passed out on the floor tomorrow Now of course it's going to be challenged But we're challenging some of this BS gerrymandering that has been going on that have been helping the Democrats This governor I will tell you I admire discover so much He is standing up for what he believes in He's got good people supporting him And mark my words we are going to continue turning the state into red It used to be That people used to move from places like New York and New Jersey to Florida because we had no state income tax They used to move because of pocketbook issues The platform is pocketbook issues But because this governor is leading on policy we are seeing people liberal Democrats moving out of the state and more conservatives moving into the state And that's why this state is going to be read

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Rep. Chip Roy: Why Don't Dems Care About Girls Raped Along Border?

Mark Levin

01:58 min | Last month

Rep. Chip Roy: Why Don't Dems Care About Girls Raped Along Border?

"I have another why question Why don't the Democrats seem to care About little girls getting raped and stash houses on the southern border Why is it that the chairman of the judiciary committee in the House cherry Nadler Doesn't give a damn Why is it that the man in the Oval Office doesn't seem to give a damn Why is it that the media don't give a damn Chip Roy asked that question at a hearing today Really did gerrymander Cut 7 go And so oh we've got this big fear coming in April but no we don't want to have title 42 And my colleagues in Texas mocked the focus by some of my colleagues on the need to have title 42 As if it's not causing rampant flow across our border little girls put in stash houses getting raped cartels making $100 million And then the chairman scoffs The chairman scoffs when I say little girl getting raped and his stash house Has the chairman been to the border of Texas as the chairman Ben in the last year to the border of Texas and met with border patrol agents gone down and talked to the people that are sitting there looking at what's actually happening in the gentleman yield Oh you'll briefly Yes And what did you find No stash houses The chairman scoffed is the chairman saying there are no stash houses with no little girls getting raped in Texas The general yield I will I am not saying there are no stash houses I'm not saying little girls not being raped in Texas And in every other state in the union for that matter The reclining my time when the chairman scoffs when we talk about the damage being done to this country with cartels having complete operational patrol of our border charging three to $5000 a day to come across the border and little girls getting put into the sex trafficking trade I think that's all just a lot about where the priorities are of this committee

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Redistricting in Tennessee With Congressional Candidate Robby Starbuck

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:33 min | Last month

Redistricting in Tennessee With Congressional Candidate Robby Starbuck

"Talk to us about the technicalities I understand there's been some redistricting in Tennessee. Has that hurt you? What is the reality? When I see these maps, this gerrymandering, it looks like insanity with crayons talk to us about the situation in Tennessee. So redistricting in my race actually is a major major help to us because it was a Democrat see for over a hundred years and now because of the growth of Tennessee and the growth of middle Tennessee specifically, which has been largely in exodus of conservatives from other states. It became a very conservative seat now. So it went from a plus 17 Democrat seat to now I think 5 38 has that a plus 16 Republican seat. And so definitely to our advantage now and has been a really great thing. And I think it speaks to the fact that Tennessee like Florida has become sort of a safe haven for conservatives to flee these blue states and defined a place to live with their values and among their people because you know I actually had a conversation with this about somebody the other day and it was what is a Tennessee and I said, well, certainly not just being born here. It's about what you want. It's about your values, what you believe in. Do you truly stand behind freedom or not? And you could look at somebody like Jim Cooper, our previous representative who's retiring, who's just an awful Democrat. And you could say, oh, so, you know, he's Tennessee, but the truth is, he doesn't actually stand for Tennessee values. And I do. So I may have been here a shorter period of time, but I'm actually in touch with the people here.

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Democrats Are in Trouble Across 77 Battleground Districts

The Dan Bongino Show

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

Democrats Are in Trouble Across 77 Battleground Districts

"So I want to put these poll numbers in context before I give it to you There are 435 congressional seats around the country Because of gerrymandering in the way both Democrats and Republicans in the state of carved up these congressional districts within the state there are very few competitive districts left very few Most of them are safe Democrat or safe Republican districts It's obviously an election insurance plan the way they do it So if there are 435 and you figure very few of them are actual battlefield districts anymore I want you to keep that in mind as I read to you this headline from breitbart Jacob bliss National Republican congressional committee poll shows Democrats are in trouble Across 77 battleground congressional districts Folks that's almost all of

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After Decrying Republican Gerrymandering, Democrats Embrace It in NY

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:15 min | 3 months ago

After Decrying Republican Gerrymandering, Democrats Embrace It in NY

"To talk about gerrymandering. Now, gerrymandering has a very interesting history, which goes back to 1812. There was a representative named elbridge Gerry, and this was a guy who invented the practice of designing exotic looking districts, very often districts that looked like a snake or a salamander. And because this practice became controversial, the Boston gazette described it using his name and using the idea of the salamander as a gerrymander. Now, this is something that, of course, both parties do. In states in which they had the majority, they draw, since congressional districting is kind of a state process within the state, they draw districts to favor themselves. Now recently a court in North Carolina struck down the Republicans redistricting or gerrymandering plan and here is Joe Biden, quoting him. Voters should choose their representatives not the other way around. So here is a Biden celebrating the decision and implying that gerrymandering is somehow very undemocratic. The Brennan center, liberal organization, has also said quote, gerrymandering is deeply undemocratic. And of course, we see time after time people on CNN and MSNBC, gerrymandering is an attack on our democracy. Now, when Biden made his statement, he's very careful to focus only on North Carolina. And in fact, to continue quoting Biden for too long, partisan gerrymandering has allowed politicians to rig the political process and draw districts in their favor. But what Biden failed to mention is that in New York, they're doing exactly the same thing. In New York, it's the Democrats that are doing gerrymandering. Now, New York is losing population. People are moving out of New York, and so New York has been losing a little bit in terms of congressional representation, so what they're doing is, despite the loss of representation, they're trying to draw exotic districts in New York, salamander districts, if I can use that phrase, they're trying, for example, to protect Jerry Nadler using gerrymandering.

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Which States Proposed New Congressional Maps?

Mark Levin

01:57 min | 3 months ago

Which States Proposed New Congressional Maps?

"Texas is being sued by the DoJ which is less the state through its congressional districts with the aim of limiting the impact of minority voters It's not the only red state that gerrymanders are calling to the holder run organization Recent news releases by his group take Republicans and states from Tennessee to Kansas to New Hampshire and Ohio to test for gerrymandering efforts Ohio Republicans map is said to be particularly egregious The Ohio map analyzed by the Princeton gerrymandering project oh I'm sure that's great Gets an F Obama and hold our silent though on Democrat led states Maryland faces multiple lawsuits Illinois congressional map includes several districts that snake narrowly through Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs before spreading out in the nearby suburban and rural areas Reducing the chance that any of those areas could elect a Republican Another district starts on the western edge of the state across the river from St. Louis Missouri and cuts almost all the way across the state that the Indiana line in the shape of an apostrophe Both of those maps got an F two In New York the most recent blue state release its redistricting plan which governor Cathy sign in the law Thursday eliminates for Republican districts Shrinking the Republican congressional delegation by 50% By 50% unlike the Democrats Illinois gerrymander which was thrown together pretty sloppy at the last minute I can only find a few isolated places where in the New York gerrymandering strands Democrat votes in GOP testing and even then we're talking fractions of points cut political editor David wasserman said it's a brutal map in New York for Republicans

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President Obama, AG Holder Attack Republicans When Democrats Do More Gerrymandering

Mark Levin

01:20 min | 3 months ago

President Obama, AG Holder Attack Republicans When Democrats Do More Gerrymandering

"So holder and Obama slammed the Republican states for draymond There's no pushback Nothing Even according to 5 38 which is a left Left of center operation Democrats have flipped more seats than Republicans through redistricting so far the cook report Says exactly the same thing Anybody who can do basic arithmetic knows that former president Obama former attorney general holder writes Fox spent the past several months lambasting Republican states for gerrymandering but they are not addressing Democrat controlled states for doing the same thing Obama last Friday criticized Alabama's congressional map and praised holders national democratic redistricting committee for fighting so hard to make sure people everywhere have an equal opportunity to choose their representatives No they're not They're not fighting to make sure people everywhere Have an equal opportunity to choose their representatives at all Hold her in an appearance on MS LSD this month advocated for fair line drawing quote and said Republicans game the system and redistricting after the 2010 cents as he has also attacked red states for gerrymandering for months

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Democrats Abuse the 1965 Civil Rights Act to Eliminate Republican Seats

Mark Levin

01:40 min | 3 months ago

Democrats Abuse the 1965 Civil Rights Act to Eliminate Republican Seats

"And I've also been talking about how the Democrat party using their allies at the department of injustice and the uncivil rights division Are abusing the 1965 Civil Rights Act in 1965 Civil Rights Act AK the Voting Rights Act Isn't about electing more Democrats It's about ensuring that people have a right to vote and that the right to vote isn't diminished By gerrymandering it was at least initially thought in southern states particularly But that's not what's happening They're using the 1965 Civil Rights Act To eliminate Republican seats and create more subtly Democrat seats In Maryland they have one Republican seat left the redistricting would eliminate that And the overwhelming Democrat House and Senate Maryland which impart is overwhelmingly Democrat not just because there's more Democrats here but because they were gerrymandered their own seats They're now gerrymandering the seats in Pennsylvania Why to ensure that the Democrats take over the state House in Pennsylvania See they never stop The New York they will wipe out all but three or four Republican states Even though New York is hemorrhaging population it's still a huge state with a huge population base Do you really think there should only be three or four Republican seats in the entire state of New York

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Daily Caller: New York Democrats Unveil New Congressional Map That Is ‘Brutal’ for Republicans

Mark Levin

01:44 min | 3 months ago

Daily Caller: New York Democrats Unveil New Congressional Map That Is ‘Brutal’ for Republicans

"The daily caller New York Democrats unveil new congressional map that is brutal for Republicans Propose a new congressional map Sunday that could eliminate half of the state's Republicans in the House of representative But they want fair voting They want everybody to vote Come on Come on They just want the vote to be counted Republicans are Jim Crow The new lines give Democrats an advantage in 22 of the states 26 congressional districts ahead of November's midterm elections Despite their advantage that map may be less aggressive than what some Democrats including lawyer Mark Elias previously supported Just remember that name Mark Elias That SOB The map comes amid a battle for control of the House but Democrats hoping to preserve their narrow advantage while Republicans target over two dozen democratic seats While New York's map helps Democrat keep their majority it could be offset by likely Republican advantage maps in Texas Florida and Georgia not so fast Desantis is having to effectively overrule the Republican legislature Because many of them are like you know Lindsey Graham we must be fair Got to be fair about these things you know They've asked them A senior editor at the nonpartisan cook political report said that New York's proposed map was such an effective gerrymander that it only wasted democratic votes in a few isolated places Even then we're talking fractions of points It's a brutal map for Republicans Our guys just don't get it

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Reacts to One-Year Mark of Joe Biden's Presidency

Mark Levin

01:43 min | 4 months ago

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Reacts to One-Year Mark of Joe Biden's Presidency

"And look at the gerrymandering going on in some of these blue states It's pretty bad isn't it Oh yeah but now they're suing They shoot in Ohio the Democrats they see it in North Carolina They're trying to intimidate And remember this we need to run through the tape Now the one thing I will say if you look at what Gallup just came out with Joe Biden started a year ago where people identified with Democrat by more than 9 points with Republicans That was kind of the highest mark you could be End of the year Usually takes two years to try to get that back to even Republicans plus 5 It has not been this high since 1995 And really what you want to look at to there's a lot of people elected they know some things that one thing all members know is Their own future of whether they have a chance to win or not In 2010 we beat 63 Democrats 17 Democrats retired Right now that number is 28 You and I have talked about this before I believe that's going to be well over 30 because they can't run again based upon what they've done Inflation raising prices on everybody Crying I mean who thought train robbery would come back You look in California Then you look at the border Then you look at the woke is Then you look at Afghanistan but now we have he learned nothing from that He won't apologize for beginning 13 new gold star families But what do you just tell Putin And this is what people need to understand This is the 100th year of the Soviet Union being created Prudent wants to put that all back together Now we just had Joe Biden's home It's okay if you invade Ukraine

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Republicans Suppress Voters With 'Surgical Precision'

Mark Levin

01:05 min | 4 months ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Republicans Suppress Voters With 'Surgical Precision'

"You have Bernie Sanders on CNN yesterday Who is a liar Who is a instigator And who is a Marxist And listen to what he has to say Just listen to this about voting cut for ago I tell you what is beneath one's office And that is to have senators like McConnell apologists for Republican governors and legislatures all over this country Who are with surgical precision trying to suppress the vote coming up with extreme gerrymandering working on legislation which will take away the rights of independent election officials a given the plot is a Republican majority You see how the Marxist works And you see how the media work in hand with the Marxist Republican governors and legislatures was surgical precision trying to suppress the vote They're not suppressing anybody's vote

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Attorney General Merrick Garland Sues Texas Over New Redistricting Maps

The Dan Bongino Show

01:48 min | 5 months ago

Attorney General Merrick Garland Sues Texas Over New Redistricting Maps

"The most failed human being to ever walk in that office again makes Eric holder look like a prince right Merrick Garland is now suing the state of Texas over its redistricted congressional map That's hilarious Hilarious I ran for office in the state of Maryland The most gerrymandered districts in the country One of them is stuck right in the heart of deep blue Maryland which is weird because the DoJ is right there in Maryland's backyard their headquarters in Washington D.C. and yet Merrick Garland sues a Republican state Why Why isn't he suing the state of Maryland over their gerrymandered map There is a district in Maryland district What is it three They call it like the salamander because it's cut like you have to like get in a boat across a marsh You have to go Lewis and Clark across the marsh get out put like your Dickey boots on get out Walk across get into like a bus Then to make your way across the district It is the most non contiguous district you've ever seen in your life Yet it's in the blue state of Maryland so that it's A-okay Matter of fact liberal nutcases in Maryland just proposed an even more gerrymandered map because Maryland has a 7 one 7 Republicans one Democrat administration They want to get rid of the one Republican left on the eastern shore in the Harris yet Merrick Garland's not suing the state of Maryland for a fair map why because Merrick Garland is a grotesque city He is a filthy corrupt human being whose sole purpose is to be Joe Biden's henchman from The White House to weaponize the DoJ to attack Republicans to attack parents who speak up at school board meetings to attack Republican states who redistrict their states not to his liking This guy is

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Ohio governor signs new congressional district map into law

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 6 months ago

Ohio governor signs new congressional district map into law

"Republican Ohio governor Mike DeWine signed into law a new map of congressional districts that will be in effect for the next four years the wind said in a statement the Senate legislation he signed makes the most progress to produce a fair compact and competitive map the measure cleared the state legislature along party lines after breakneck sprint through both chambers this week under this year's U. S. census results Ohio lost one seat in Congress starting next year the new law creates at most three safe democratic districts out of fifteen U. S. house seats in a state where voters are split roughly fifty four percent Republican and forty six percent democratic the counties that are home to Cleveland and Cincinnati were divided three ways each one district that includes the western Cleveland suburbs now stretches to the Indiana border three hours away the Princeton gerrymandering project gave the map an F. grade Jan Miller with the league of women voters in Ohio said leaders had trampled the state's constitution rather than purely represent a highlands I'm Jennifer king

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AFT President Randi Weingarten Hypocritically Labels Parents as 'Terrorists'

Mark Levin

01:48 min | 7 months ago

AFT President Randi Weingarten Hypocritically Labels Parents as 'Terrorists'

"So here she is on the Zoom call cut 13 go And the letter that they national school board said I read that letter I talked to them It was about not dissent But about actual violence Okay where's that Where's that I've seen some teacher strikes where there is actual violence Where are the parents being violent Just depends I pointed out early on last week The attempt to break into the department of interior looked like a riot police were hurt One was sent to the hospital Most of the media didn't cover it Most of the median covered no commission not a word from lynch or Adam kingsman who looks like he's going to be gerrymandered out of his seat No loss there I might add Go ahead Allow and enable bully and violence And I say this as someone Oh that's pretty funny Here we have the Americans federation for teacher Can't allow bullying Which of course the teachers unions never do They never bully anybody do they They never threaten anybody they never harass anybody And did you speak out against Black Lives Matter When they were chasing after senators did she speak out against that illegal alien organization that was chasing after a senator cinema No I didn't hear any of that How about when the city is where burning two summers ago did she speak out against harassment and bullying and violence and know she didn't AFT in any a embrace Black Lives Matter

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Nancy Pelosi Has Brought the House Back to Session

Mark Levin

01:23 min | 9 months ago

Nancy Pelosi Has Brought the House Back to Session

"And as I speak to Nancy Pelosi has brought the house back. For the purpose of fundamentally altering our kind of government. We have the economic system We have Giving amnesty to millions and millions of individual and then through chain might get migration will bring in tens of millions more. Because the vote Democrat most of them that's been the history. They want to spend money, trillions and trillions of dollars that up to a couple of years ago was unfathomable. It is unsustainable. They want to massively increase taxes. To redistribute wealth mostly to their base and create new welfare programs so they can build their base. This is all a dagger in the heart of the country. And they have no mandate for any of this 50 50 Senate. She's got four or five majority vote in the house, and she feels she's going to lose the house, so she's going to do everything she can, so they are ruling against the people against the will of the people. They hide their agenda. And they dump it on us. They want to change the voting system so they can never lose. They want to change the Gerrymandering systems so they can never lose. They want to change the population so they can never lose. They want to change the Supreme Court so they can never lose. That's what's going on here.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

03:02 min | 9 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

05:24 min | 9 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Shit i fuck. It seems like the official ideology of like the trump est bright is incoherent rage now and and so like the every time one of them gets up to shout. It's just a stream of consciousness like set of grievances. And i'm curious how the sun negotiation goes because the i haven't i haven't heard what he wants yet but i'm sure it's super super coherent. Well right now right. He did he he gave it up. Yeah they did take them into custody at the end of it. So he didn't blow anything up and ultimately got whatever he was looking for. So i mean he's probably in a meeting with joe biden right now no No word on on how those negotiations are going. But we'll see in just his his sizzle reel for like a newsmax show that he will not imprison. Yeah that's the main thing that we all want is just a media career. But i mean like you know with all jokes aside. You can tell the way this guy's talking this isn't gonna stop and it's it's just gonna get worse. You know what. I mean. And like as much as i mike lee. I'm also like it's you know everything is unfolding away. The teams are very predictable. Where there's still these people who call themselves quote unquote patriots. Who are trying to rally each other and embolden each other. And i'm i don't i'm curious to understand what the end game is like in terms of what this i don't know what domestic this domestic terror problem and how that's going to play out in ultimately be settled or not or embraced. It's the yeah like going on log on and there was like a there's another bomb scaring like time square to at the same time and then there's a truck on like the bay bridge that was like on fires also wild morning. Yeah the our understanding of what like liberty and all the things that we talk about Our understanding what that means it gets narrower and narrower and more scattered to the point where it's just like why input now no mask man. This is america and if you asked me to do that i'm a bunch patriot The yeah liberty is may being able to do whatever i want in this moment right now regardless of consequences seems to be the going definition in some in some circles right. Yeah i mean there's just the the world pam right. Now we've got a lot of people who are making a lot of money giving people convenient scapegoats some lies and targets. And i don't know how it's gonna get better before it gets worse. He even said something about his health care. You know and like knock getting shots for his back. I don't know if known the cortisone. Whatever the something in like you realize that like all so many people are feeling the squeeze of how fucked up and just inhumane. This country is but but people are getting squeezed media machines and come out to other side thinking like. Oh it's because this that and the other thing that is the reason why my life experiences like this and yeah and then it just manifest into this real world nightmare shit yet. They're mad about like real shit and then It just gets Who they blame gets really scattered and weird like i man. I can't believe can't get the shots. I need and it's like oh is it because we don't have healthcare's knots because like immigrants at masters and stuff like oh okay i mean assure but i mean that's the brilliance of how these like the media apparatus apparat. I machines are working to keep people on a steady diet of misinformation be like You're always going to be close enough to the problem but not quite to begin to move in a direction. That's constructive yeah. It's the kind of natural outcome of a world where there's not really a media there's like.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

04:39 min | 9 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:41 min | 11 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Last word is next today. President biden announced that american combat troops will leave afghanistan by august. Thirty first ahead of the president's original schedule to the people who believe american troops should remain in afghanistan. The president had questions. How many and how long let me ask those. Who want us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more americans daughters and sons. Were you willing to risk. How long would you have them stay already. We have members of our military whose parents fought in afghanistan. Twenty years ago would you send their children and their grandchildren as well. Would you send your own son or daughter. After twenty years a trillion dollar spent training and equipping hundreds of thousands of afghan national security and defense forces. Two thousand four hundred forty eight americans killed twenty thousand seven hundred twenty two more wounded and untold thousands coming home with unseen trauma to the mental health. I will not send another generation. Americans to war in afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving different outcome. The united states cannot afford to remain tethered to policies created in response to a world as it was twenty years ago. We need to meet the threats where they are today. President biden gets tonight's last word..

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"The fight to abolish prison gerrymandering in the last decade lawmakers have started to take notice of the direct impact the practice can have on political power and take action in the long-term advocates. Say the most effective way to address the issue is at the federal level and for the us census bureau to count incarcerated people as living at their last known residence. Before incarceration the current version of the four. The people act the sweeping voting rights. Bill stalled in congress would do just that for the next redistricting cycle. The census bureau has already been made aware of widespread criticism accepting seventy seven thousand comments in support of a more equal redistribution of counting prisoners in twenty twenty but even if the census does change its process it would be too late to impact the twenty twenty redistricting process on a national level so the issue falls to the states were advocates are racing to ensure prisoners are counted according to their last resonance as redistricting begins in some states. It's too late to change this redistricting cycle through the legislative process jackson glide. Ppi argues that one of the only remaining solutions is to ensure redistricting officials quote. Don't dump the prisons in one district until prisoners counted at their last known residence. She says the best thing that city county and other local authorities can do is remove prisoners from tallies that are determining legislative districts. These entities could remove correctional populations from the redistricting data before drying up their districts. That sounds a little scary. To people says jackson clydes but because those people in those prisons have no constituent relationship with those elected officials. The best thing for them to do is just to take the prison population out and re district among the people who really are constituents critics point out that. Even if incarcerated people lacked the right to vote that does not mean they and their communities deserve lesser representation. Representation is about having someone in government to whom you can address your problems your concerns and your hopes for the future. You don't give those away when you're incarcerated says rory kramer the villanova university sociologist. Roxane wilson tells time that she thinks another solution could be allowing incarcerated people to vote including for the representatives of the district where they're currently being counted if you're going to elect representatives based on the population of inmates then they should be allowed to have a say she argues. Floyd wilson also supports the idea but is doubtful incarcerated. People will ever get access to the ballot. He says a more feasible fix could be to have state representatives visit and listen to the incarcerated people in their district. He sits on the board of lifers a collection of five men who aim to represent the roughly five thousand prisoners currently serving life sentences in pennsylvania. He's been on the board for years and says that while he's repeatedly tried to have their state representatives come and speak. he's had little success. If we're going to be your constituents come in and talk to us he says. In addition he thinks must fall to people outside of prison to learn about the issue and take action. People have to be aware of this kind of thing he says and like anything else. Vote on it. Six steps screen with family mosquitos mosquito eggs mason jar bloodsucking mosquitoes. Don't let.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

05:58 min | 11 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Legislators or other appointed commissions based on the results of the us census as the twenty twenty redistricting process. Approaches deadlines vary by state. But some begin. This summer advocates have called for legislators across the us to change how they count prisoners. This cycle arguing. That if they don't take action now they'll have to wait another ten years to address the long running injustice barring unusual circumstances the districts are drawn now will determine representation for the next decade says ginger jackson glide policy council with the prison policy institute the. Ppi it's absolutely imperative that we take advantage of this moment. She says because it's the result of a federal policy prison. Gerrymandering is the default in a twenty twenty report. p p. I pointed out that the twenty ten cents is counted more than two million people in the wrong place as a result of the practice but in the absence of a policy change from the census bureau it falls largely two states to change their processes. Only eleven have done so including connecticut just last month though states now require redistricting officials to count incarcerated people where they lived before their conviction connecticut's change goes into effect this redistricting cycle a two thousand fourteen report from p. p. I found that after twenty eleven redistricting nine connecticut state house districts only met the federal minimum population numbers by counting. Prison populations one common misconception about prison. Gerrymandering is that it impacts districts funding. This largely isn't true. Most federal funding is allocated to states via block grants and so for these purposes. It does not make a significant difference which district and incarcerated person is counted in other funding programs largely ignore prison populations per ppi however advocates still argue it unfairly shifts political power balances pennsylvania's state house democratic leader. Joanna mcclinton who has for years been pushing the state to abolish prison. Gerrymandering has put a resolution proposing to win the practice before the state's legislative reapportionment commission which creates districts mcclinton. Who is a part of the five member commission says. She is cautiously optimistic. That this year's attempt will be successful given the commission only meets once a decade and wield significant power prison gerrymandering particularly distorts political representation among racial lines and compounds..

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

04:37 min | 11 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on WTOP

"Listen, gerrymandering and make Election Day a national holiday, and that bill was voted down on a 50 50 vote. White House Covid 19 Response coordinator, Jeff Science is looking at the glass half full, even though it appears President Biden will fall short of his goal to get more than 70% of adults with at least one shot by July. 4th Zeins noted that when broken down by age group most have reached that 70% threshold reality as many younger Americans have felt like Covid 19 is not something that impacts them. They've been less eager to get the shot. CBS NEWS Medical contributor Dr David Agus is concerned about the drop off in the rate of vaccinations worried because there's a new variant called the Lambda variant, which is spreading in countries in Asia. I am worried in that they're probably knew anything After that, that will come out and we need to maintain a high level of immunity at the present time by getting as many people vaccinated as possible. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the first time, says he'll support long debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders and letting independent military lawyers handle them. The US takes aim at Iran linked news sites. Details from CBS's Steve Futterman, the U. S has seized dozens of websites linked to Iran. American officials claiming the websites are involved in disinformation efforts. Around three dozen website domains are involved in the seizures, including to Iran, Arabic TV channels and the website for in Iran English language channel. The move comes after Iran's president elect on Monday said he would not meet with President Biden and ruled out any negotiations about Iran's ballistic missile program and its support for other militias. Steve Futterman CBS News on Wall Street Today, the Dow closed up 69 points at 33,945. The NASDAQ closed up 112 point. S and P 500 closed up 22. Now this Discover the heart of America with American Queen Steamboat companies, authentic paddlewheel riverboats. They offer all inclusive journeys on the money. Rivers of the U. S visit at USC dot com. 703 here on w. T o P Tuesday evening, June 22nd 2021 seventies now sixties later overnight Good evening. I'm Dimitri Sodas and I'm Ken Duffy. Breaking news on w T o P. We start with one of the most unusual murder cases in our region's history and a story first reported tonight by W. T. O p. Maryland's Court of Appeals will hear the case to overturn the conviction. Daniel Beckwith is the Bethesda man whose home went up in flames four years ago and who a jury later convicted of murder after a man's body was found in tunnels under his house. The veto peas Megan Clarity's covering Daniel Beckwitt is sitting in prison in Hagerstown. But if the Maryland Court of Appeals agrees with his attorney's arguments, he could be a free man. Attorney Megan Coleman says the court alerted her and state prosecutors to prepare to argue over the validity of banquets conviction of involuntary manslaughter in November. Coleman contends, among many points that the jury wasn't properly instructed before it convicted backward. Lower court, already throughout the same jury's conviction for depraved heart murder banquet was held responsible for the death of 21 year old Oscar Kafra, who he hired to dig a network of tunnels under his Bethesda home. Firefighters found coffers body in the tunnels in September. 2017 Megan Cloherty w T. O P. NEWS congressional hearings on the issue of D C. Statehood don't happen often, and supporters hope the Senate hearing that was held today will help raise the profile of the issue. W T. O P S Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill, D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says district residents are at the forefront of a critical civil and voting rights issue. But she's also testified about what she calls preposterous arguments made by opponents of statehood, noting that the city has even been asked about what would happen to the Parking spots of congressional staffers. We were at a loss to see how our full democracy should be equated to just a few parking spaces. The Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing is only the second Senate hearing ever held on statehood, and Republicans have raised constitutional issues. The bill still has only the support of Democrats so it can't get a full vote in the Senate. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T o p new 705. Meantime, Hundreds of D C residents rally just blocks from the Capitol to voice their support for statehood until they see is the only capital of the Democratic nation that the nicest residents vote. That was all McCarthy with the League of Women voters. Many activists and political leaders rallied.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:26 min | 11 months ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on KCRW

"And then gerrymandering. I mean, we've heard about this forever. Why not make it so It's uh, so it's a workable situation where candidates can choose their camp where people can choose their candidate rather the other way around a lot to follow up on there. Let me ask about this, though Some people have pointed out that in 2020, it was fortunate. That elections were decentralized that states followed their own systems because you had a president at the federal level who wanted to overthrow democracy, and he utterly failed. It was a state system. He had no power at all. Why isn't that a good way to go? It is a good way to go. And this maintains that state system doesn't change it one iota. It does things as Susan pointed out that are just basic that allows people to be able to vote. And doesn't restrict their ability to vote. And this is really important because if we're going to democracy that works, we need to have the voices at the polls from everybody, not just a select few. Now, you mentioned that many legislatures are making many changes to early voting to mail in balloting to voter ID. We could go on and on. Um, but it's not clear that in every case that this for the People Act would make very much of a difference. For example, the bill says there's a minimum of 15 days of early voting required in every state. Georgia, which is one of the most controversial states. Republicans did try to game the system and get rid of Sunday voting. But in the end they they ended up with 17 days of early voting. Not not 15. Is that really a hell to die on? Well, I think the 15 days as a minimum states can certainly go with with with a larger early voting period of time. It doesn't. This bill does not prevent them from doing that. That's why I say the states still have Control over the elections since so, um you know, it isn't held a dime because there's no hill there to die on. Well, let's let's talk through the practicalities here because it does look like your site is going to lose the vote tonight. You have any doubt about that? By the way, are you definitely gonna lose It's not going to. It's not going to receive the 60 votes needed to proceed to the bill to debate that that's correct. Well, let's talk about what you do next. Then Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as you know very well as a proposal. That narrows down this bill somewhat and throws in some voter ID provisions that Republicans might hypothetically like. No Republicans have jumped to support that bill, but it does raise a question about Compromise or narrowing the objections. You have described an awful lot of goals. Could you not break up this bill? Pick one provision that's really important to you like redistricting, say and get some Republicans on board for a much narrower proposal. Well, there might be a possibility to do that. The problem is time each one of those things by the time people get done filibustering, and it takes several days and it would be much easier to deal a bill like this, which is quite frankly, if it comes out as what I've seen, it's very common sense Bill. That does nothing more than allow people to vote. Whether you're young, whether you're old, whether people of color whether you aren't fortunate enough and have a near poor so so the the problem is, is that if we're going to restrict people from voting, that's not what this country is about. And and I will say this Mitch McConnell is a fine man, but he always has been opposed to anything we do with elections, getting dark money out. He's been opposed to it. Allowing people easier access to the polls who's been opposed to it, man he's informed his caucus of the same So passing the bill, as is not going to happen, breaking up the bill and going for something narrow or it sounds like you'd be a little skeptical that that would work practically or in terms of the substance. I guess that leaves another option, which would be in some way, eliminating the filibuster so that you could pass this with 50 votes. Plus the the vice president Jen Psaki, the White House spokesperson said of failure today would prompt a new conversation about going forward. Is that a way you'd want to go forward? Well, I think this is very, very important Bill for our democracy. And I think our democracy has been under attack both domestically and from foreign folks. So we've got to pay attention to that. And one of the things that makes our democracy strong is the right for everybody to vote. Make sure their voices are heard It empowers people and empowers Empowers our government empowers me, and so, um, you know, I think the filibuster is important, but I think this is pretty fundamental to our country and who we are, and so I would take another look at the filibuster if that's what we need to do to move forward on this, But But I will say the filibuster does put legislation out that stands the test of time. There's no doubt about that. On the other side. I didn't come here to do nothing. And I think this is pretty fundamental to what our country is all about, don't you? I mean, you need 51 votes 50 plus one to even change the filibuster. You don't have 51. Democratic votes for that, do you? Well, it depends. If the vice president was to get involved, then we would know. But I mean, what I mean is Joe Manchin as opposed to changing the filibuster. Yes, Cinemas, You know, I mean, I haven't had an extended conversation with Joe about this, but that's what's been reported in the papers. That's correct, but but who knows? Everybody is able to change their minds. But you're there. You're there for changing the filibuster if it's necessary, well, let's let's hope that this moves forward today and let's hope we pull a rabbit out of the hat and get this bill forward so we can get on it. Like I said, I I would tell you. I've been through many campaigns, and I've always heard the other side of the aisle say, Well, we're for election reform. We were We want to get dark money out of elections. Well, here's their chance to do that. Let's see him. Let's see him. Step up, Senator. It's always a pleasure talking with you. Thank you so much. That's good talking to you, too, Steve. Thank you, Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana. An investigative tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong says it will close on Friday after the government froze all of its bank accounts. That outlet called Apple Daily. First Hong Kong police arrested Apple Daily's founder Jimmy Lai last year. Now we're gonna freeze every bank account. Jimmy Lai has so you can't put any more money into it. That's one of lies Advisors Mark Simon, recounting what has happened since The paper had spent the last 26 years. Publishing gossip in hard hitting investigations against Beijing's influence lie is now in prison for organizing a protest and he faces more charges for violating national security. But Apple Daily is readers rallied. Oh, guess what. They don't need his money in Hong Kong because Hong Kong is profitable because the people of Hong Kong or supporting Apple Daily through subscription and other things. Readers bought more subscriptions, even Apple Daily stock, sending share prices briefly soaring. But then, last week, police arrested the paper's editor in chief Ryan Law, and four other senior editors and executives. Their crime allegedly commissioning articles that called for sanctions on China. Here's Ryan law talking to French outlet, AFP shortly before he expected to be arrested. We don't die. We don't move alone, Law says in meetings. Colleagues asked him if Apple Daily will close up shop. What should his reporters do if he's arrested? Law replies. Do journalism. Of course, continue working. It will be a big news story. An Apple daily has the money to keep working, But the problem is they cannot access it anymore. The government has frozen their accounts if nothing changes, Simon says this week will be Apple Daily's last in Hong Kong. Emily Fang..

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"I'm brian and i'm an assistant professor at wellesley college. Tell me a little bit about the type of work you teach and research there. I'm actually brand new as a faculty member. They're now she's been kind of crazy during the pandemic. But i teach everything from introductory programming all the way through algorithms in computer science theory which is more in my specialty as well as courses involving the social implications of computing which. I think. We'll talk about a little bit today. And my research is fairly broad ranging in terms of mostly algorithms in theory but with a lot of different applications from e commerce type models to bioinformatics and. I guess we'll be talking about a lot today. Which is going to be more. Democracy redistricting gerrymandering fairness things like that. Now when you mentioned algorithms. I may have biased. The audience by giving unfair. It's unfair but quite a bit of time on the show to machine. Learning algorithms specifically an algorithm of course is just a procedure. But could you talk a little bit about some of the tools machine learning or otherwise. What are the methodological toolbox pieces you use when you work on algorithms so initially. I did a lot of work on intractable problem. So a lot of approximation rooms to npr problems or problems. That are hard and other ways not sure how technical you wanna get here. Things like formula problems a linear program and then using lp rounding techniques to get some good approximation. So that's been a lot of the work that i've been doing is involved. You know some kind of randomized rounding techniques. I can go into more detail on what that means or why that's necessary. Yeah i'd love to dig a little deeper something. That's fascinating to me. Is that connection between social sciences and theoretical computer science. These things often seem very distant and may not even be in the same departments at a lot of universities. Yet there are connections there. But what does that look like. In theory we could talk about it from a number of different directions. In one case there's just the same theoretical foundations that you would look at for any kind of problem. So there's theoretical foundation work on networking problems. It's not necessarily immediately tied to real clear networking applications similarly. We can look at theoretical bounds. On how fair. However you wanted to find that we can make an algorithm. So there's that kind of theory work where i've done some work in fair clustering where you're may be trying to balance demographics of cluster. Or in the case of one of the papers. We might talk about today of clusters as district's you might have other fairness criteria that you're trying to preserve when you're making the clusters in one sense. I think we'll probably talk more about this. But i like really thinking about terms of things like redistricting. What can we prove is even possible. Is there something you might want a guarantee for a voter say terms of a right. That voter has in an election. And if you don't have any method for drawing a district that gives them that guarantee that you can't give them that guarantee so. I think it's interesting in that regard to just look at what's theoretically possible along those lines that's been some of my work and could we delve into the word fair a little bit. I can't imagine you could find a reasonable person who says they're against fair algorithms their pro unfair algorithms or something like that. But i imagine there's not a consensus on what it means to be fair. Are there popular ideas or common approaches for measuring fairness. There are and it's one of the things that gets a little bit thorny when you start talking. In terms of theory versus applications in many cases in theoretical work the word fairness will get thrown around with a very specific definition some very specific mathematical definition for a problem. So for instance. If you're talking about a clustering algorithm <unk>. Clustering data points for the data. Points correspond to people. You might have something called demographic fairness where you want the demographics of a cluster to match the demographics of the population. But that's only one notion of fairness but it's a notion of fairness that has a very clean mathematical definition so that'll get thrown around in clustering. Just this is what it means to be a fair cluster. But there's actually in any case there's gonna be lots and lots of reasonable definitions of fairness based on what your actual applications so once you start getting down to real applications than you get more clear definitions fairness so really. There's tons of ways to define fairness for these problems. It's really important to have that domain knowledge. Know what fair means and so in the case of fair districting for example. That's a really difficult thing to nail down. And i don't think we have a really good idea of how to even think about that yet. Although many people claim to some of the arguments will see in terms of even the more recent supreme court case on redistricting will look at the idea that maybe the whole process is intentionally designed to be unfair right. The state legislatures should be allowed to draw. What many people would consider to be unfair districts. That's what the constitution mandates just the idea of nailing down a definition of fairness for specific application is in many ways. A whole line of research

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on TED Talks Daily

"Most people have heard the word gerrymandering once or twice probably during a presidential election. . What exactly is gerrymandering essentially, , it's the process of giving one political party and advantage over another political party. . By Redrawn district lines. . It's like Democrats trying to gain advantage over Republicans or Republicans. Trying . to gain an advantage over Democrats you see each party wants to gain as many districts as possible. . So they can do things like control the state budget or set themselves up to win even more districts in the future. . So to understand how this process began and how it continues today, , we must go back to eighteen twelve in Massachusetts Albridge Jerry the governor of Massachusetts supported and signed a bill to allow redistricting that is redrawing the boundaries that separate districts the catch, , the new lines favor Jerry's political party, , the democratic Republican Party which no longer exists. . You see Jerry wanted his party to win as many states Senate seats as possible the more members of your party who vote the more likely you are to. . Win Election the new lines were drawn to include loads of areas that would help governor Jerry in the future there were so strange looking that someone said, , the new districts look like a salamander the Boston Gazette at Jerry's name to the word Salamander and Walla Gerrymandering, , the process of dividing up and redrawing districts to give your political party and advantage. . So how exactly does someone go about protecting their own political party and actually Gerrymandering district? ? There are two successful practices packing a district and cracking district. . Packing is the process of drawing district lines and packing in your opponents cattle into his few districts. . As possible if more districts equals more votes, , the fewer the district's there are the fewer votes the opposition party will get. . Packing then decreases the opponents voter strengthened influence. . Cracking, , is the opposite taking one district and cracking it into several pieces. . This is usually done in districts where your opponent has many supporters. . Cracking spreads these supporters out among many districts denying your opponent, , a lot of votes. . When, , you have a large number of people who generally vote for one type of Party, , those folks are known as the voting block cracking as a way to break that all up. . So. . When would a party choose to pack their opponents districts rather than crack them? ? Well, , that really depends on what the party needs to dilute your opponents voters. . You could pack them into one district and lead the surrounding districts with voters of your own party or if you and your partner in power. When . it's time to redraw district lines, , you could redraw districts and crack up a powerful district and spread your opponents voters out across several neighboring districts. . So Governor Jerry and twelve to gain advantage for his party and redrew district lines in his state and such a crazy way. . We have a whole new word and way of thinking about how political parties can gain advantages over their opponents. . Politicians think of creative ways to draw districts years. . So the next time an election comes around and politicians asked people to vote be sure to look up the shape of your district and the district's that surrounded. .

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on Citizen Reformers

Citizen Reformers

06:19 min | 2 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on Citizen Reformers

"Was just really apparent in a I got to ten couple committee hearings for. At the local level and just listening. Positions talked about residents it was so out of touch was so dismissive of real concerns that people do have to live with every single day and I just was getting up the other thing too was I think so much politics had around vote for me because I'm better than the other person are over me because I'm GonNa do this this and this also so unrealistic because he if you're paying attention you those systemic barriers gerrymandering money politics rather thinks. That whole lot of these problems place that a simple talking point and I think that instead of continuing to argue as friends and family about who the better option was to vote for what really appeal to me was just saying you know what I'm trying to that. She's actually start fixing the system. So no matter who gets elected hopefully even if they are there for the right reasons, they wanted to do a good job to accomplish something on right now. On accomplished much. In I, guess you ask to ask yourself why your facebook post resonated a were you surprised at the response you got you. That's an excellent explanation for you know where you were at and was carrying your frustration. What were you surprised to see that? So many people share that frustration. A. Voted and paid attention to that. But was a reason I was really unhappy with politics because of that seeming disconnect demand I made a facebook Pacific facebook I. would be special and to see so many other people to feeling that same frustration and who actually knew about gerrymandering. Yeah. I cared about this for a long time. I didn't know there is anything I could do about it. Let's get started. It gave me a lot of hope because I had seen a lot of friends get really excited around the twenty, six, hundred election which I was. Really. Happy to see them getting registered to vote at going and standing in line to see candidates and it was mostly around Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to I think had pretty similar messages or they talking about you know the system isn't working we need to drain the swamp. We need to have the political revolution need to tear it down because it's so badly broken and I think. That the being translated to A. Issue instead of just voting for a person who's saying, they're going to do that to see so many other people. Really resonating that idea which is kind of where I was that was really exciting and I wasn't expecting it out kind of like lonely election of being somebody who has like, Hey, you know. I think there's this other stuff on the ballot besides just the president when I got to meet some August Paul because of this facebook post. This interesting because Gerrymandering is something that affects us here in Virginia but frankly a few years ago I'd be surprised that it. You know that many people at all really understood the issue are are had. In Michigan. It was clearly something that people understood wanted to do something. Really, Kirpal, state over the years they have about fifty percent of our residents. About fifty percent of residents who vote Republican and depending who shows up more in one election versus another that's the way our state votes and so Democrats and Republicans have taken advantage of the system and I think just a lot of people have seen like no matter who's in charge it really doesn't seem like much is getting done either way or that's a lot of voters when I was talking to them down the bike, I think the other thing with gerrymandering in particular right now with the amount of data that's being collected on everybody because of all these devices in our life from cellphone to laptops. Gotten so extreme and the calculations that can be done have gotten so precise that I think the problem has been more amplified the last ten years and even decades before purely because we have the technology to manipulate these maps to benefit politicians and political parties even more. So than week before. We. You know what really surprises me or in is intriguing is that the the success you've had it is really inspirational that was accomplished by ordinary citizens in in spite of significant opposition from both the. Rivals that perhaps we're anticipated as well as from groups that that you would have thought would have been natural allies but on the on the I, just on the ordinary citizens that you know joined as volunteers. I understand that they came from all walks of life in all political persuasions in what turned out to be a tremendous effort reading a bit about the the the experience where you were able to you needed to collect over hundred thousand signatures in one hundred and eighty days put the measure on the on the ballot and. I guess someone who? From from the political realm was quoted, say normally, this would require paid canvassers a highly organized campaign of but voters not politicians had little money in instead you had thousands of dedicated volunteers. It's really quite a story. I can I think? Ever being involved in politics before of a super intimidating to feel like, how do how do you do this but I think we all the attitude of okay. We'll figure it out one step at a time and although we haven't worked in politics before it's like we have other jobs skills or life experience that actually translates really. Well, which I think is kind of what you hope our constitution was designed specifically Michigan the people are allowed to organize and gather petitions and get it on the dousing hope that it able to be done. But I do think that it. Hasn't been done. So long because there have been a lot of barriers put up, but we took a lot of those skills that we had from everyday life and tried to apply it into. Okay. How do we break down the big goal of three hundred and fifteen, thousand, six, hundred, fifty, four signatures and hundred eighty days and bake it realistic. How many people does that take how many signatures per person you know how many How how can we track these things really expensive who happens to be driving to the other side of the.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on Citizen Reformers

Citizen Reformers

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on Citizen Reformers

"The American leader gathers the best available data points in connects them so that the reader can stay focused on the problems that matter most. Today is Tuesday October. Fifteenth I'm Michael Deal, your host and producer of citizen reformers. In this episode, I'll be speaking with Katie Fahey, who started a grassroots movement to amend the Michigan State Constitution to end partisan gerrymandering following the twenty sixteen election Katie Fahey's facebook post started at five thousand plus volunteer grassroots movement collecting over four hundred twenty, five thousand signatures to support an amendment to Michigan's constitution to establish an independent citizens redistricting commission to end gerrymandering amendment passed with sixty one percent of the vote on November six, twenty eighteen. Katie on. I guess following the the two thousand sixteen elections your facebook post initiated over what five thousand volunteer grassroots movement collecting four hundred twenty five thousand signatures to support amendment to Michigan's Constitution. To establish an independent citizens redistricting commission to end gerrymandering and the amendment was passed with sixty one percent of the vote on November six twenty eighteen. That's an amazing story and. I know that it's been covered but would like to probe on a few things. In fact I just saw yesterday an article in the Fulcrum that interview in. In reflecting on your success. You mentioned that you'd ask yourself many questions. You know, why did this facebook posts go viral? When others did not why did it resonate with so many different people and would inspire thousands of people to use their vacation days, nights, and weekends and resources to collect signatures and talk to their neighbors about civics. So people from all different ideologies you said wanted a system of government that treated them equally in that was the idea that we could all get behind and you did. So I guess I really think those questions that you're asking yourself or ones that I would like to have you elaborate on I understand you weren't in politics at all. Before and and so I guess I maybe an initial questions could you explain what got you so frustrated in two thousand sixteen that led you to post to facebook on facebook. Frustrated for a while it was pretty clear and just from not only talk about politics but people's responses when you want to talk about politics that it was kind of a frustrating system a lot of people felt like they were settling or not heard or like it was really trumped and it's kind of I never wanted to get into politics, which is pretty funny now. Many helped. Their constitutional of Michigan. But you know the in Michigan in particular. We have the flint water crisis and was one of the positives that was there was a law passed in Michigan called the Emergency Manager Law that the people of Michigan actually voted to get rid of they gathered petitions, put it on the ballot pair legislature passed this bill, but we want to get rid of it and that our newly gerrymandered in state. Level House seven ended up basically finding a loophole to reinstate law even though the people of Michigan had sent a very clear mandate, they didn't want it and that law changed local control it made it so that the governor could appoint somebody to make basically financial decisions for us city instead of the residents which leads to the water being switched over and then. Exit Emily, an entire city getting poisoned with lead where then if you're in Michigan, you just saw elected officials pointing to each other. There was a real lack of leadership, a real lack of accountability and really with this decision that was founded could have been prevented if we had had switched and put that law back into place and there's a lot of things that from paying attention to local politics, you know you hear about how the people of Michigan feel and how. Either much more conservative are much more liberal ideas were actually getting past at the state level is just really confused in the morning again to the more I saw about really we have really severe gerrymandering problem in Michigan where. Politicians depending, which was happened to win the election right before the census would carve up voting math not based on how can the people of Michigan get actual representation in our state capital Lansing in Washington DC. But how can they try and manipulate those lines to benefit themselves? A party.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on Citizen Reformers

Citizen Reformers

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on Citizen Reformers

"Welcome to the citizen reformers podcast dedicated to telling inspiring stories of citizens making democracy were. Growing number of grassroots initiatives have emerged to promote creative solutions to issues such as Gerrymandering, restrictive voting practices, polarization tribalism. In the influence of big money in special interests. Citizen reformers are working in a nonpartisan are cross partisan fashion to reform the system established commonsense accountability encourage safe spaces for constructive dialogue. It help ensure that citizens votes actually do count unfortunately headlines news coverage rarely include stories about these reform initiatives. Citizen Reformers podcasts objective is to help Americans become more aware of the compelling stories of ordinary citizens making democracy work to affect change on everyday issues whether the national state or local levels. Hope is contagious. Ordinary citizens can and are standing up for commonsense solutions. Citizen reformers are engaging established political parties, big money in corporate interests and winning. Stories, are about actions that you can join, support her replicate on your own..

"gerrymandering" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

09:12 min | 3 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Is the Ben Shapiro show while in the midst of all of this debate craziness this court handed down to rather crucial decisions yesterday. One was pretty good. And one was pretty not good. Joining us online to discuss his Josh hammer. He's editor at large over at the daily wire. He's also the in house counsel at first liberty institute, which is Texas based religious liberty legal defense for Josh, thanks for joining the show. So why don't we start with the not terrible decision yesterday? So this prim court made a decision yesterday that concerned gerrymandering, the left is going nuts about this, basically, what the supreme court said, is listened into political question as to how these districts get on that political question is of interest to state legislatures and to the United States Congress, but it is not up to the supreme court to decide whether political divisions go too far so long as racial questions aren't implicated, why was left going nuts over this considering the gerrymandering has been aid things literally, el-breij Eldridge, Gary? Yeah. I mean, that's the right right there practice, literally goes back to over very, I mean, L bridge signed the declaration of independence like that is how far back patches goes, the wife is freaking very simple reason, I think, which is that dissenters, of course, is only ten years and it's based on the census that you draw legislative line than congressional portion meant determined. And of course, twenty ten with the party way twenty ten phenomenal year for Republicans all across the country, and that was a uniquely Goodyear, for the Republican party in terms of taking control of dry, and this is all very, very recent directly parted in driven interest from the left. And that's really the only reason I can tell the day care really for decades before that, I mean, all across even the shouts because the south did let us not even turn Republican until the late twentieth century. So most of the twentieth century, the south made. The Democrats really controlled more state legislature more consistently than Republicans said total narrow self interest, and they truly only care as far as I can tell just for twenty ten cents. So when we look at gerrymandering, and when we look at the impact of one of the things that is really sort of fascinating is the fact that these cases, actually concerned, gerrymandering one in, in a democratic state and Democrats Mandarin, wonder Republicans, stay with Republicans juryman, right? And yet, it's only the left at its Helling about all of this again. It seems what what are the alternatives that are being proposed states decided to create an independent Commission, I suppose that they could. But one of the problems is exactly on that commission making Eliza making Ruth, Bader, Ginsburg, the person who decides how to draw district seems like that carries. An enormous amount of risk. With regard to judicial surpremacy. That's absolutely right. I think it was Charles lane fairly minded writer. Over the Washington Post he had to take he's basically saying that it should actually be happy that, just taking out the way it did because the essentially followed if you are so concerned as they seem to be with Gorsuch, taverna, and why, you know, may or may not look like an increasingly right-leaning court, the very last thing that you want from the from his perspective is to delegate legislative natural to these to the very judges at the left is howling. And shrieking our partner public hacks. So, yeah, the logic is not exactly polluted is on that the very proposition as to why they're freaking out. But you're right. I mean, it's case one case North Carolina. One in Maryland. One St. knacks were drawn by the Republicans won by democrat e clear. Surely not necessarily in the interest of one political party in the long term from the principle of the regional public, meaning of the constitution actually phenomenal opinion. By the court, they really did a great job here because there is there is no judicially, manageable standards possibly say what is or is not too partisan of a natural join the fundamentally political question. I'll leave question. So the corporate again, it's one, right? Okay. So let's move on to the one that they got wrong. And this is the decision about the census. So the predicate for the for the supreme court decision was apparently, a secret memo that was discovered on a deadman's computer after his death by his daughter, who happens to be politically opposed to her dad, and the memo, basically suggested from what I can tell from the media reports that the there was a question asked in the census to be asked about citizenship status and the memo basically suggested that if you apportioned congressional districts, based on actual legal citizenship, as opposed to including illegal immigrants or legal residents that, if you did that Democrats might lose some seats and specifically it might end up that certain racial groups in America would end up with more representatives than others. Now that seems to be more of a description than a normative thing, presumably, Republicans would like it. If it created more Republican seats and Democrats would create more democratic seats, but that was not the original rationale, that was adjusted by the Commerce Department said, listen. Every single senses since eighteen twenty basically with the exception of eighteen forty and two thousand had questions asked about citizenship. So why can't we do this supreme court said, no are going to look to your motivation? We feel that you are lying to us. So why wasn't this court right here? Why weren't they right to say you know what we think that your motivation here is corrupt, and that you're fibbing to us. Eventually, it's the role of the courts to do that the role in the role of the courts is if it is permissible under the constitution in if it is permissible under duly enacted congressional statute then their inquiry and there, and that's going to noxious of the quite animated Justice. Thomas ten partial concurrence Redel, the defense, he basically said, our inquiry should stopped act. We said it is, neither violation of the elections clause of the constitution nor violation of the fences at, but this is such classic. John roberts. I mean this really belongs right up there in the John Roberts hall of fame, along with that of ruling both twelve and twenty fifteen. He kind of goes out of his way to say that he is not posit at the pride motivation properly aligned with the publicly express rationale. He eats remarkable ruling. He is not the role of the courts, do this actually reminds me, a lot of Trumpy. Hawaii so-called travel ban litigation. Interesting. There is actually Roberts wrote the majority opinion for the court to five four opinions, they upheld so called travel ban, but in lower courts that would get him across multiple circuit. Keep at a fourth circuit, where the fourth circuit Vadim look at Trump's tweets on the so-called Muslim ban. A purported evidence to go to try mindset. Robert is doing here until I can't figure out why he was content to just ignore it in the travel case, and eat kind of glommed onto it here. It's really remarkable ruling from the chiefs. It's just not all the courts do this. I mean I it must be quite sad. Honestly, for for a lot of conservatives who supported John Robertson than process to see this Franklin saddened by because I expected it back into those Robert shouldn't be nominated specifically because my view on supreme court nominees. I said the same thing about Justice, Kevin is that if you are not overtly textualist, originalist, in your experiential writings, then you will inevitably be forced to the left. That's what's happened with John Roberts. Unfortunately, we'll Josh, thanks so much for joining me show, providing some analysis on these cases, one final question for you. When it comes to these senses, citizenship question, the court did leave open the possibility that the Commerce Department could affectively expedite a new sort of rationale for this, and then put it back on the census, correct. The question is, is timeframe. We're kind of at the practical matter night, illegal matter of approaching the timeframe, where they like physically need to send a sense. It's printing press. When they can expedite litigation efficiently. Cool, you question of national interests, you would like to thank the motor courts can make that work and expedite the Gatien get in front of the tribunal quickly. But yeah, they can legally get their question, whether the actual timeframe will work ministration, Josh hammer editor, large daily wire. Also, the in-house counsel at first liberty institute, Josh appreciate your time. You got coming up. We're gonna jump into the mail bag because it is indeed a Friday. 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"gerrymandering" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Profile political gerrymandering cases, one involves a congressional district in Maryland, where the argument is Democrats through the district lines to favor them the other in North Carolina. Where lawyers argue Republicans drew lines in their favor. The justices may put a standard in place for when politicians go too, far and drawing those lines. The supreme court ruling will shape the next round of congressional map-drawing which will happen after the census in two thousand twenty Muskie ABC news Washington on click take it up, but gun rights organizations are petitioning the high court to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices that went into effect today bump stocks enable semiautomatic rifles to fire like machine guns. Lawmakers of both parties are pushing for the full report by special counsel, Robert Muller to be made public Democrats in particular wanna see information that led to attorney general William bar saying he would not bring an obstruction of Justice case, President Trump says he's vindicated, but on Capitol Hill, the political battle over the Muller. Report is just getting started Democrats are pointing fingers at attorney general Bill bar days. A bar is not a neutral observers citing that memo he wrote less than a year ago calling the obstruction investigation fatally misconceived, and they're demanding to see Muller's full report. But Republicans say it's time for Democrats to move on ABC's Mary Bruce in Washington attorney, Michael Evan naughty. Who formerly represented stormy Daniels? The adult entertainer is free after posting three hundred thousand dollars bond ever Noddy has been charged with trying to extort nine figures out of Nike and embezzling from a client's when it is all known when due process occurs that I will be fully exonerated and Justice will be done avenue dotty, charged with extortion and Bank and wire fraud in separate cases in New York and in California, you're listening to ABC news. Hey, it's Stacy Brooks meet Denise like my brother-in-law. She suffers from sleep apnea. I would wake up in the morning feeling very tired. Like I had slept at all. I would wake up every morning with a headache. That feeling basically lasted all day. It can really take a toll struggling at work and too tired to do anything at home. Once I got home. And I didn't know where my life was going. How are you feeling? I was desperate at that point. After trying many different options you discovered inspire a sleep apnea solution and alternative to c-pap. How's life been since inspire? Things are great. I feel brighter all day. What's the biggest change you've seen? I can go to the movies. I can watch a movie on TV. And I see the beginning middle and end seems like such a small.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on WTVN

"Political gerrymandering cases, what involves a congressional district in Maryland. Where the argument is Democrats drew the district lines to favor them the other in North Carolina. Where lawyers argue Republicans drew lines in their favor. The justices may put a standard in place for when politicians go too, far and drawing those lines. The supreme court ruling will shape the next round of congressional map-drawing which will happen after the census in two thousand twenty Muskie ABC news Washington unclear if the court will take it up, but gun rights organizations are petitioning the high court to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices that went into effect today bump stocks enable semiautomatic rifles to fire like machine guns. Lawmakers of both parties are pushing for the full report by special counsel, Robert Muller to be made public Democrats in particular wanna see information that led to attorney general William bar saying he would not bring an obstruction of Justice case. President Trump says he's vindicated, Don. Capitol Hill, the political battle over the Muller report is just getting started Democrats are pointing fingers at attorney general Bill bar days. A bar is not a neutral observers citing that memo he wrote less than a year ago calling the obstruction investigation fatally misconceived, and they're demanding to see Muller's full report. But Republicans say it's time for Democrats to move on ABC's Mary Bruce in Washington attorney, Michael Evan naughty. Who formerly represented stormy Daniels? The adult entertainer is free after posting three hundred thousand dollars bond ever Nadia has been charged with trying to extort nine figures out of Nike and embezzling from a client when it is all known when due.

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"gerrymandering" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"gerrymandering" Discussed on KCRW

"Polarization gerrymandering corporate money have ruined our politics. It's divided the video also heavily features Kelly's wife, former democratic congresswoman Gabby giffords who survived a mass shooting in Tucson eight years ago. Republican Mick Sally was appointed to fill McCain seat in December. After losing the election for Jonas other Senate seat, which was won by democrat Kirsten cinema. The Labor Department says the job market remained strong despite several challenges facing the economy employers posted most open jobs in almost two decades in December with the biggest jump in mostly lower paying jobs in restaurants and hotels stocks finished higher on Wall Street today. This is NPR and this is KCRW at five thirty two. Good evening. I'm Steve take is. Here's what you need to know. Right now, the LA county board of supervisors voted today to go ahead with plans to rethink how jail inmate should be housed in the county, including what departments oversee those inmates. And that means a shift in what the board had approved in the past. For the future of the county's largest jail and for a women's facility in the antelope valley now as for men's central this is the one in downtown Los Angeles, the board approved a new vision for downtown mental health treatment center, overseen by the department of public health and not the sheriff's department that's a major shift from just a few years ago when the board signed off in a more than two billion dollar new jail. The vote carried three to two there are people. And I know I'm going to hear it this morning who will say that. This proposal is still a jail. I disagree that supervisor Janice Han who cast at one of the deciding votes. I firmly believe that what we're doing today completely changes the paradigm of how we treat those who need our help and not our punishment. Now. Those who disagreed with Han in casting vote include her colleagues supervisor Hilda so lease. We can do better. And I don't know that there's anything in writing that actually says we have to make a decision today, but they did. And supervisor Sheila you'll also voted against the motion. The LA county board of supervisors also today voted to scrap plans for a womens gaol in Lancaster LA county. Sheriff Alex me in a way of has not made his stance on this available to the board. His department oversees the county jails at least for now he has said though in the past that he would work on the alternative to the mirror Loma detention center in Lancaster, five thirty four. You're listening to KCRW KCRW sponsors include Walt Disney animation studios, presenting Ralph breaks the internet.

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