SoxIlliniRob wrote:Interesting development in PA that falls in line with recent discussions on this topic. Pennsylvania GOP senate leader is refusing to cooperate with PA supreme court ruling to end gerrymandering. Looks like he's declared it to be a wrong ruling and fuck the surpreme court.
I also heard that the US SCOTUS might be considering overruling the state supreme court ruling in PA, which is something I always learned was a huge no-no unless the SCOTUS is ruling in a way that is affording some kind of basic human rights that are being denied at a state level. So much for state's rights.
Of course, at some point, the worm will turn and many of these gerrymandered states will be Dem ruled, and the Dems will do the same shit. They'll gerrymander the MF out of every state they can and then the GOP will be crying the same way the Dems are. Amazing to me that both parties can't see this as important, but nobody seems to be able to see the forest through the trees.
My district boundaries are absurd. I live in assclown Peter Roskam's district. The thing is, Roskam has run unopposed quite a few times. I think he's a 6 termer (and one of the authors of the tax scam that's killing me). If the dems are going to gerrymander...geez, at least put some effort into getting a formidable candidate to run against the Republican in that district! We do have a pretty good shot at ousting Roskam this year. The thing about Illinois is regardless of the state's efforts to gerrymander, I think if you look at the numbers, the percentage of dems and repubs in the congress do represent the breakdown of our state pretty accurately.