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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Why would there be any reason to draw voting districts based on anything other than the population of CITIZENS?? We are the ones who vote and are represented by our elected officials, so why should anyone outside that group be included in the decisions on voting districts?? Non-citizens have no voice in our gov't, just the protection of our laws and that's the way it needs to be (and is in pretty much every country on the planet).
    Amen and amen. Each state should divide up the districts equally either by land area or by population and this should be done as fairly and equitably as possible to gain equal numbers in the voting districts rather than favor this or that demographic. And to divide the districts among those eligible to vote seems an honest and fair way to do it too by redistributing power throughout the entire voting public instead of concentrating it in the large urban areas.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Hyperbole noted and rejected.
    paranoia noted and rejected

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    I don't think illegal immigrants should have any influence whatsoever. If they wanted things to be fair they would be legal. Minors however, are still citizens recognized by the United States of America, and therefore, even though they aren't "voting eligible" they should still have some sort of influence.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

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    Wow ! It took 46 posts for a partisan libby to bring up the Koch brothers, as if they had anything to do with the topic.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    paranoia noted and rejected
    I guess the Founders were paranoid also then since they're the ones that set things up for only citizens being allowed to vote eh?
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    In what universe would you count people for voting purposes that aren't eligible to vote in the first place?

    I can't believe this even requires debate.

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    Counting for representation.
    Not "for voting purposes."

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I guess the Founders were paranoid also then since they're the ones that set things up for only citizens being allowed to vote eh?
    yeah cause modern america is so similar to a country of 3 million that was surrounded by external threats. The founders also carved out a rule that only a natural born citizen could run for prez, which is really hard to justify in today's world

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    yeah cause modern america is so similar to a country of 3 million that was surrounded by external threats. The founders also carved out a rule that only a natural born citizen could run for prez, which is really hard to justify in today's world


    Let me guess...you're an open all the borders wide open kinda guy huh?

    What applies back then still applies today. Amount of people does not mean a good idea suddenly is a bad idea. Not to mention we are still surrounded by external threats. Or have you forgotten all about N.Korea, Iran, ISIS etc etc specifically so you could spew such garbage?

    Tell ya what, how about we get the President of Iran elected since you think that anyone and everyone should be able to become President of the US. Or how about Putin? According to liberals those conservatives absolutely LOVE him! Or how about Ole' Kim? He might not be all that liked but I'm sure he's got some GREAT ideas on how to run our country! Or maybe one of their generals?

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Seems like it's a no brainer to have districts drawn according to legal, voting citizens. Illegals and minors who are ineligible to vote should have no representation nor should their residence somewhere dilute political votes from legal voting citizens.
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