Jason Carter tweets about gerrymandering

January 15, 2013 9:43 am

by Bill Dawers · 13 comments

A tweet from State Senator Jason Carter a few moments ago:

griftdrift January 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

Cue “squished spider” comment.

John Vestal January 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

Fret not….the new chair for Reapportionment/Redistricting is all over it.

southernpol January 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

lol

drjay January 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

what does he base that 45% on? actual party id, or is he infering from recent presidential election results, because thos do not equal party id…also is he talikng about chairs in the senate or actual membership, because if he’s talking about chairs, maybe he needs a lesson in how legislative bodies are organized…

griftdrift January 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

I would assume he’s talking about statewide races which did top out at about 45% for President and bottomed out at about 37% for other candidates in recent cycles.

LoyaltyIsMyHonor January 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

The last year the Dems controlled the Senate was 2002 and there was only 1 Republican chaired committee, Special Judy, and the R’s made up more than 40% of the Chamber.

griftdrift January 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

My egg timer just went off

LoyaltyIsMyHonor January 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

Not even going to bother with which Presidential candidate GA chose in 2000…

Stefan January 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Last two presidential were 45 and 47 percent. Party id isn’t helpful as a direct comparison because it doesn’t sum to 100%.

seekingtounderstand January 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

What is so funny to me is that the republicans use tax incentives to bring in more jobs (most folks I have met who move here for those tax credit incentive jobs vote democrat) and the chamber of commerce stance on open borders for cheap labor (more democrat voters) pretty much shows you the need to fix maps/fill campaign coffers and other deeds design to hold power until it doesn’t work anymore. Republican voters loose faith in you and stop voting.
Hey, you elected officals can always switch parties once you have…………………and the cycle goes on.

northside101 January 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

And Obama won 51 percent of the national popular vote but a disproportionately high 62 percent of the Electoral College votes (332 Obam to 206 Romney).

Obama about 65.5 million votes, Romney 60,8 million, 2 million or so divided among third-party candidates and write-ins

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Well, isn’t that rich?…Jason Carter is whining because Democrats only make up 20% of major committees in the Georgia Senate.

Considering that Georgia Democrats are on the short-end of both a virtual and actual Republican supermajority in both houses of the Georgia Legislature, and considering some of the “candidates” that they’ve fielded in recent statewide elections, Democrats like Carter should consider themselves lucky that they makeup ANY percentage of major committees.

Keeping in mind the fact that Georgia Democrats have virtually no statewide party structure or organization at present, 20% sounds like an exceedingly generous number.

If Democrats like Carter want to see their party play more of a role in the governance of this state then they have to start fielding viable candidates and winning elections, it’s that simple.

Georgia Democrats can start building the foundation for future competitiveness in statewide elections by solidifying their base of progressive and non-white voters in (admittedly dysfunctional) counties like Fulton (59% non-white), DeKalb (70% non-white) and Clayton (85% non-white) and recruiting new moderate and progressive voters from amongst the heavy numbers of out-of-state transplants moving into rapidly-diversifying outer-suburban Metro Atlanta counties like Cobb (44% non-white), Henry (48% non-white), Newton (48% non-white), Douglas (51% non-white), Gwinnett (57% non-white) and Rockdale (59% non-white).

Nixonstheone January 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

already a whiner

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