Florida will go Democrat... Demographics don't lie

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Re: Florida will go Democrat... Demographics don't lie

Post by Miami_JBT » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:48 pm

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Look at how small the Democrat held precincts are. Yet that is where the majority of the population lives. The Republican controlled ones are majority rural.

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Post by tector » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:02 pm

Same when they show the US. A lot of red sand, rocks and trees.

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Post by FfNJGTFO » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:35 pm

Miami_JBT wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:48 pm


Look at how small the Democrat held precincts are. Yet that is where the majority of the population lives. The Republican controlled ones are majority rural.
Which is why I say, we need a state version of the "Electoral College."

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Post by tector » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:42 pm

FfNJGTFO wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Miami_JBT wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:48 pm


Look at how small the Democrat held precincts are. Yet that is where the majority of the population lives. The Republican controlled ones are majority rural.
Which is why I say, we need a state version of the "Electoral College."
Well, whatever that means would take a 60% vote of the people, so good luck with that. Too late.

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Post by jjk308 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:36 am

Those maps are the reason why Florida will always have a Republican legislature, which limits the damage a Democratic governor can do. Liberals are an urban phenomena. They flock together.

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Post by dammitgriff » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:49 am

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Post by Miami_JBT » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:01 pm

jjk308 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:36 am
Those maps are the reason why Florida will always have a Republican legislature, which limits the damage a Democratic governor can do. Liberals are an urban phenomena. They flock together.
Wrong....

Legislative Redistricting when census is conduct strips seats from the Republicans over the years. We only have so many seats in the House and Senate. The rural Conservative areas shrink in population as the urban Liberal ones grow. When the census is conducted and the state has to redistribute those precincts to match the population due to SCOTUS ruling in Reynolds v. Sims (State legislative districts must have roughly equal populations based on the principle of one person-one vote.)

Look at California and Illinois. Their legislative bodies are predominantly Democrat and yet they have wide areas that are Republican. But those areas are vacant. Trees, dirt, crops, cows, and rocks don't vote.

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People do.

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Post by jjk308 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:18 am

But people vote in winner take all districts. That means the Democrats need about a 7% advantage to break even in state legislatures and the US House.
Ditto the Electoral College, or have you forgotten how Trump won?

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Post by chester field » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:41 pm

The NRA isn't helping things in their latest chicken little cash grab either. Their opposition to Amendment 13, which was sponsored by Republicans, defended by Republicans, and sent to the Supreme Court of FL by Republicans, is trying to tell anyone stupid enough to believe it that hunting dogs and pets are in danger -so send them money to defend your dogs. As a dog loving Republican who actually read the amendment and the supreme court ruling, and a hunter, and a multi-dog owner (like many of us here), I can only ask myself how stupid does Marion Hammer and co think we are?

For non-NRA members, much of the reaction I am seeing in the dog adoption groups that I work with and the general public at large is "just another reason to vote democrat". We have enough problem with the urbanization of the population swinging the vote to the democrats without the NRA feeding the so called blue wave, by an overreaching attempt at another fear monger cash grab.

The logic of the argument for this thread is sound. Do not be surprised to see Pinellas, Lake, Seminole and a few other counties go blue this election. The last thing we need to do is give the other side a reason to get out and vote.
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Post by tector » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:56 pm

Hammer has been getting smoked recently. Like certain members here, she is living in the past.

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