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Subject:  Re: Impact of Right Wing Echo Chamber Date:  12/19/2018  10:19 AM
Author:  AlphaWolf Number:  122962 of 130213

All you need to do to eliminate the US Senate is get a 2/3rds majority of the House and Senate to propose such an amendment and then get 3/4 of the states to ratify it.


Obviously, this is not a realistic solution. Nor is splitting California up into 4 states or having people move from CA and NY to small population states.

However, IF the Republicans and Democrats wanted to have a better, more democratic balance, there are 3 realistic steps they could take:

1) Have all states agree to have independent commissions redistricting states every 10 years so that the districts more fairly represented the population of the state; no gerrymandering. Let the people choose their representative, not the other way around.

2) Pass stronger voter rights laws that would outlaw voter suppression tactics and encourage more people to vote (early voting, voting places in proportion to population, prohibit cleansing voter rolls based on bogus methods, paper ballots for audit purposes, etc.).

3) Active and aggressive prosecution of actual voter fraud (such as the current NC case).


These may not be doable until we get rid of the current Republicans who have their heads up Trump's butt because all these tactics are the only way these Republicans can stay in power at the moment.

AW
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