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comment by tacocat
tacocat  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America‚Äôs Millennials Are Waking Up to a Grim Financial Future

Isn't the House no longer actually proportioned sensibly? I thought I read California should have way more House members than they do if the old rules were still in place. Gerrymandering doesn't help with the cynicism either. And I really don't like voting for fucking county school board members and judges I know nothing about. I'm above-average informed and it's a depressing thought to know you're going to have to go into a booth and likely vote for people you know nothing about. Sometimes I just skip those votes. It's a system unintentionally in some ways designed to lower turnout.

I voted in 2016 in part because there was a liquor store across from the polling place. I also voted really early and was in rehab by the time the general election was held. I knew it wouldn't do shit because of the county I lived in but I voted for Hilary anyone. Read into the first sentence whatever you want based on the details of the third sentence.

All that said, I'm doing my homework come November and where exactly I vote may end up being something of a multiple choice because I'm registered in a county I don't live in and may not live where I do now when the election happens.

kleinbl00  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They reapportion the House every census. This is the reason the Trump administration is fucking with the census. It allows them to further push things towards privileged midwestern white people.

There's an easy solution to not being educated about school board members. Look 'em up. I would say it takes my wife and I about two hours to get voting done... but we do it over wine, in the living room, laptops flying, figuring out our positions as we go (we occasionally quibble over some minor position or other).

tacocat  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·  
tacocat  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    There's an easy solution to not being educated about school board members. Look 'em up.

I never gave enough of a shit before but that's what I meant b doing my homework this year.