Tag: gerrymandering
A new scripted TV series is a thinly veiled Florida vacation marketing tool.

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 14, 2018
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Frustration over the American political process has brought together strange bedfellows: two former Florida congressmen of competing parties. David Jolly, a Republican, and Patrick Murphy, a Democrat, left office in 2017. They’ve since embarked on a tour, titled “Why Gridlock Rules Washington,” to share their less-than-ideal experiences in the nation’s capital. And the duo doesn’t […]

Darryl PaulsonOctober 5, 2017
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7min68
The term gerrymandering was coined over 200 years ago. On March 26, 1812, the Boston Gazette first used the term in describing the redrawing of a Massachusetts state senate district. Gov. Elbridge Gerry, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, said the district resembled a salamander. Gerry’s name was linked to the last part of salamander, […]

Guest AuthorOctober 3, 2017
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5min86
“The fact is, gerrymandering has become a national scandal.” That was true when President Ronald Reagan said it in a 1987 speech to the Republican Governors Club. And now, 30 years later, the electoral map drawing process in America is even more shameful as craven political operatives use computers to generate partisan political results. Today’s […]

Scott PowersSeptember 26, 2017
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6min180
Declaring it is time for Florida to “modernize” it’s voting systems, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King unveiled a policy statement Tuesday calling for universal voter registration and for voters to vote anywhere in their county. King, a Winter Park-based developer of affordable and senior housing, rolled out a seven-point voting and elections plan Tuesday to […]

Guest AuthorApril 19, 2017
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5min150
Florida has a once in a generation opportunity to fix our “rigged” political system via the Constitution Revision Commission. If you’re like me, you don’t need some expert to tell you about the adverse effects of gerrymandering. Acrimonious partisan rhetoric, high-dollar campaign financing, and a terrible closed primary system locking out 3.1 million independent voters […]


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