Why Midterm Elections Matter

January 24, 2013
By Emma Hadden | 1 comments

Though they might have thought they were sneaky, Republicans' gerrymandering is obvious in this graphic showing six swing states and that – by their colors – should have voted overwhelmingly for Romney in November. But did they? Nope, all six went to Obama.

Check it out:

The Republicans have divided up the state into wiggly congressional districts that split up the Democratic urban population centers and make the states look much redder than they really are. The House delegations from these states are not representative of how Democratic these states are. Republicans were able to steal away seats from the Democrats and Progressives in these states

Plus, they are now trying to change the way electoral votes are allocated in Presidential elections, making it by districts instead of by popular vote. They made up districts to suit themselves and now plan to rig the next Presidential election to get what they want.

They must realize that the majority of Americans find the Republican Party ridiculous, prejudiced, and stuck in the past. If you can't win fairly, cheat, right? Wrong. The Tea Party faction of the GOP is driving it off the rails, and the lack of enthusiasm for voting in Midterm elections has allowed it to do just that. Do you live in one of these states, or know someone who does? Tell us about your experiences in the comments, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep track of our progress getting rid of the Tea Party in 2014. We can do it with your help. It's a little while off, but we can't forget how important Midterm elections are. Don't forget to vote! Let's get some sanity back in our government.


Categories: Elections

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It's the eleventh hour and the tea party is over. Our democracy has been hacked. We have been bamboozled and hoodwinked with the gerrymandering. Polarization is the wedge that has been helping the corporatocracy maintain relevance with Tea Party reps unhinged from reality. Let's bring facts - science - civility - common sense - compassion ... sanity back to public discourse. It's the message, not the money as the past election proved. So let's all start getting the message out by raising our voices!

L. Matthew Schwartz, MD
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