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The GOP Reps on House Election Law Are Incorrigible Quislings

This: This bill, as I noted in a previous post, eliminates the power of the voters to have any say in redistricting by giving all the power over redistricting to the Party Bosses, by allowing them to hand-pick the members of the redistricting commission. The rank-and-file legislators can only give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down …

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The Brennan Center: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing!

It would be my guess that not many people in New Hampshire have heard or know much about the Brennan Center organization whose representatives recently appeared in Concord to lobby our legislators into adopting a bill creating a so-called unelected “independent” redistricting commission for our state. Fortunately, Governor Sununu has vetoed that bill, leaving the …

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The Myth of Gerrymandering

I have been very active on twitter opposing HB 706, the misnamed (purposefully) “Independent Redistricting Commission” and supporting the Governor’s veto.  For example: I recently had a twitter skirmish with a Socialist-robot who was apoplectic that HB 706 had been vetoed. In part: To be clear, of course the GOP attempted to “gerrymander” in 2012. …

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Stop Calling It an “Independent Redistricting Commission” … It’s Anything But

So I saw this tweet from NHPR (which should be NHDR as in New Hampshire Democrat Radio) this morning: Other “press” have described it the same way, as have the bill’s (HB 706) supporters. They are NOT telling the truth. Here is how the members of the commission are chosen: 662-B:2  Eligibility to Serve on …

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The New Hampshire GOP Shows -Yet Again- Why It Is The STUPID PARTY

This: The bill in issue is House Bill 706. While it is styled as creating an independent redistricting commission, if you read the bill, you will see that is a misnomer. It is a Democrat redistricting commission. Let’s begin with the composition of the commission. The bill provides for 15 members split equally between the …

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“NH House Redistricting Plan Stands” – But Steve, I object!

>> The correct word for that particualr [sic] vintage is stooge.” While I loved the Three Stooges growing up,  am not thinking that I am a “stooge” in this regard.  However, I’m not happy with the redistricting as it affects my town of Gilford.  We have sufficient residents, 7400, to have rated 2 NH House …

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