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  1. DMC

    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Huh. Granted I only voted in New York in 2004 and 2006, but I don't recall any issues registering when I turned 18 nor getting an absentee ballot each time. Guess I got lucky.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Another factor may be that Trump has a net approval of -16 in Minnesota according to Morning Consult. (He seems particularly unpopular up there - at -15 in Wisconsin and -13 in Michigan.) But, so sorry to interrupt your love affair with Klobuchar. I'd say a lot of it is Republicans coming home. This happens every cycle, right around this time.
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    Better Call Saul -- Season 4 Better Get Emmy

    I'd think if Lalo died at the pool party Gus would have mentioned it when taunting Hector as he did about the death and killer of Hector's grandson Joaquin.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Well, Congress would have to approve both the breaking up of California and any compact anyway, so I don't really see how it would violate Federal rights. But you may be right that a requirement would be rejected. I suppose California could submit both proposals to Congress simultaneously, and only have them take effect if both are approved.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Yeah what I'm assuming California could do is pass a law breaking it up into however many states, but also write language into the bill that upon dissolution each new state will be required to enter into the interstate compact - then, of course, submit the proposal to Congress for approval. But I'm not an expert, maybe you're right and they couldn't do that.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Nah I don't think so, I guess I'm just confused as to why states couldn't do the same with an interstate compact.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    I don't understand the distinction between an interstate compact and a "super-state" compact. Are you messing with me?
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Um, there's no amendment needed for either of those. The first is just an interstate compact, which would just take the consent of the states involved, and the latter would just take the consent of the state(s) and Congress (meaning majority vote). That name would confuse all the white people. And if my dissertation was about the apportionment of the Senate, I'd kill myself.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Statehood, or something at least resembling actual representation, has been a cause celebre within DC for too long to count. The latest suggestion was to trade an added congressional district in Utah for a voting one in DC. It didn't work, and the GOP has no reason to budge. Puerto Rico is even more hopeless. The only tangible solution to all of this is the National Popular Vote, and work it out from there. What sucks is that seems just as hopeless as all the rest.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    This isn't how geographic sorting works. First of all, if you just look at the movement in the electoral college changes over the past few census', population growth is predominately in the south - southwest, bible belt, and of course Florida - not moving to the coasts. Utah gained an electoral vote/congressional seat during the last census. Second of all, it's best to think of everything as a rural/urban divide. Outside of the plains states* (which, yeah, wtf), every state has an urban area "people" can move to. And by people I think we both mean the disengaged and increasingly disenfranchised. So on top of urban areas being particularly targeted for gerrymandering among dominant red states, this type of migration will enhance the disproportionality. But it will do so within states. A mass rush to the coasts is, as of now, unanticipated - and rather unrealistic on behalf of the people you're thinking of. Although I suppose I shouldn't rule anything out these days. ETA: *To specify and not offend people (or at least to only offend those in the following states), so by "plains states" I only meant the huge swath of land that constitutes Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and TWO Dakotas. They have 10 Senators. They should have, like, 3 tops. Make them one state. The "state that's primarily owned by the feds and really, really rich people" state. I don't know, you guys are creative, clean that up.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Not really, no.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Yup. The Alaskan GOP is no longer her primary constituency, in the Fenno sense.
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    The Conflict in Vietnam

    No tapes! Plus there was that whole assassination thing and the fact he was always incredibly popular.
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    The Conflict in Vietnam

    Fair, but I think some of it has to do with the fact there are audio tapes of him carrying on conversations with female staffers while he urinates.
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    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Don't think this has been posted here, if so sorry.. Dina Powell Eyed to Replace Haley at UN Yeah, if I was at Goldman Sachs I wouldn't want to go to the UN either.
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