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Do you ever cross party lines when voting?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 2/13/20 by Showtalk; 3773 views.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/14/20

That is a good idea, but you said cross-party. In some states, there can be two opposing candidates from the same party and none from the opposing party in the general election. Also, they make it almost impossible to vote in the other party primary.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

3/14/20

Georgia is a brutally gerrymandered state.  I try to use my votes in the primary to support the best of the opposition party, which isn't always easy.  I don't know why we are permitted to vote in whatever primary we wish, but I think it a good idea.  Because the state is so savagely gerrymandered, the party I prefer often has only a token candidate in the general election, or, as you suggest, none at all.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/14/20

My state is too, after they promised us they would not,

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

3/15/20

That is something I would like to see done away with.  Gerrymandering is not a good thing no matter which party does it.

ANNMTM

From: ANNMTM 

3/15/20

Amen to that.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/15/20

They can’t get rid of it.  In my state, it all favors one party but they said it was redone fairly. It is not. Some districts look like elongated hour glasses.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

3/15/20

I suspect Congress has to introduce legislation to change it.  

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/15/20

It should be done randomly, not by political parties.  

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

3/15/20

By an independent organization with no stake in the outcome,

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/15/20

Yes, which is impossible.  Ours was redone by a “non partisan” group but it was clearly stacked.

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