Fair Districts Florida
The Republican sweep elected to represent Brevard County interests put in an appearance at the state house last week, eager and ready to serve.
They're are all in their places with new shiny faces, this anomaly of sorts, who somehow sidestepped a national trend by voters to dump any candidate with an "R" next to their name.
With 82.5% of those registered casting a vote, 130,953 Democrats, 152,836 Republicans and 67,699 Others stopped the O-Train coattails at the BC county line.
And many are questioning that somehow with the way our voting districts are drawn.
Have legislators rigged voting districts?
Fair Districts Florida has this say about that.
Our politicians design districts to protect their seats and perpetuate their power. They pick their voters, rather than voters choosing them. They rig districts so they can't lose.
As of 11/10/2008, 132,364 Democrats and 153,766 Republicans (out of 354,682 total) were registered to vote in this county.
Meaning, almost every vote of the 68,552 registered as Others would need to vote with the Democrats to send a candidate other than a Republican to the statehouse or to Congress. That would take one heckuva a political candidate.
Such as who like this way just came in the form of Barack Obama. Which makes it hard to believe that local Democrats did not benefit more from such a crossover candidate.
Rigged is such a nasty word. Let's clean it up a bit.
Have our legislators tailored our voting districts to keep control of the state of Florida?
Talk to Me.