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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    All states have a history of how their lines got drawn.
    How did Maryland's?
    State lines get changed. If it was absolute.. then WV wouldn't be here today, but rather be Virginia. Then you have issues that North Carolina and South Carolina are fixing where their borders aren't correct.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Two-thirds of all gerry-mandered seats in the House belong to the GOP.
    As we saw in 2012 when the total Democratic vote for 435 House members was higher than that of Republicans.
    This is the way the senate was supposed to have run.
    Repubs now have it both ways.
    Thank goodness for the 17th amendment and PROGRESS---ive Republican POTUS T. Roosevelt

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    But I'm referring to that portion in western Maryland.
    It just doesn't look like it belongs.
    If they want to go to west Virginia where the policies are more to their liking, so be it.
    Just like Northeast Colorado going to Nebraska or Wyoming. Good riddance.
    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    State lines get changed. If it was absolute.. then WV wouldn't be here today, but rather be Virginia. Then you have issues that North Carolina and South Carolina are fixing where their borders aren't correct.

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Maryland was gerrymandered in 2011 after the census. Welcome to America
    oh yes, because i normally trust neocon libertarian rags.

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    It won't stop the ass kicking the reps are inviting on themselves.
    No skin off my ass because I am a registered Independent so this is very interesting to me.
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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    oh yes, because i normally trust neocon libertarian rags.
    That wasn't the best source, but it is true. Maryland has some of the most gerrymandered and least compact districts in the nation, even accounting for the oddly shaped Chesapeake Bay coastline.

    Maryland has least compact congressional districts in nation – MarylandReporter.com

    Of course this is generally the case for most states who don't have independent commissions to draw their districts and are heavily dominated by either party in the state legislature.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Two-thirds of all gerry-mandered seats in the House belong to the GOP.
    As we saw in 2012 when the total Democratic vote for 435 House members was higher than that of Republicans.
    This is the way the senate was supposed to have run.
    Repubs now have it both ways.
    Thank goodness for the 17th amendment and PROGRESS---ive Republican POTUS T. Roosevelt
    NIMBY.. let me help you through this.. This is not a Federal issue rather a State issue. This is about Annapolis redrawing districts for extra state seats and 6th congressional district seat. The people of Western Maryland got shafted on political purpose. They went from a Republican district to "Democrat" because Annapolis decided to cut 1/3rd of their voting block and give it to another Republican district, then gave Western Maryland voters from the DC metro area (liberal). So instead of 2 Republican districts, you now have one. This is despite the fact that Western Maryland represents 40% of vote prior to the gerrymandering.
    Gerry all the way.

    And Annapolis windbags justify it as it's "fair".. well if 40% of your vote get 0% representation.. then that's a problem.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    But I'm referring to that portion in western Maryland.
    It just doesn't look like it belongs.
    If they want to go to west Virginia where the policies are more to their liking, so be it.
    Just like Northeast Colorado going to Nebraska or Wyoming. Good riddance.
    Maryland's borders are based on the Potomac and ends at the Fairfax Stone, Mason-Dixon Line and Bay. Maryland should actually encompass 3 or 4 counties of current West Virginia that lay south of the Potomac in Western Maryland due to the South Branch of the Potomac but Supreme Court ruled against it in 1864.

    West Virginia doesn't belong either. You had people in Western Virginia succeed from Virginia in 1863 over political views. So it's okay to create a new State that gave favor to the North in Constitutional voting after the Civil War but creating West Maryland is unthinkable?
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    But I'm referring to that portion in western Maryland.
    It just doesn't look like it belongs.
    If they want to go to west Virginia where the policies are more to their liking, so be it.
    Just like Northeast Colorado going to Nebraska or Wyoming. Good riddance.
    You dont live in Maryland. And people have a right to consent to be governed.

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Silly yankees only Texas can succeed


    Well not really

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