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Cosmopolitan pro-market progressive. Dad. Surfer. Lawyer. Data/Stats, IT, Science, Polisci/Econ Geek. Guerrilla tweeter w/ #TheResistance. Un-#BlockedByTrump
Mar 23, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
@SenatorRounds You're giving away your game. American citizens deserve full representation regardless of whether you like how they vote.

You work for us, not the other way around. @SenatorRounds 1/Let's examine what "pack the Senate with Democrats" means.

Right now, we have a 50:50 Senate, but Democrats rep 56.34% of the population w/ 50% of the seats, and Republicans rep 43.66% of the population with 50% of the seats.
Mar 21, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
1/Mitch *gets* that most voters don't pay close attention to the daily procedural maneuvering that determines whether laws get passed in our our bicameral presidential-congressional system.

He's weaponized this accurate understanding in service of attaining & retaining power. 2/Normie voters don't obsess over whether such & such amendment proposed by whom manages to keep Joe Manchin onboard. What matters is if the law passes & they feel it.

Basically, they ask these big picture questions:
(1) Who holds the White House?
(2) Is stuff getting better?
Mar 11, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
1/Yet another "I'm tired of hearing" thread.

Republicans claim the #CovidReliefBill is a "blue state bailout"—or one for CA & NY.


1st, it's disaster relief, not a bailout.

2nd, it provides proportional funding to Blue & Red states based on neutral criteria. 2/USA Today did this useful graphic showing how much each state will receive, grouped by governor's party then by 2020 presidential vote.

As should be evident, this is not just a blue state thing. For example, TX will be one of the largest recipients.…
Dec 1, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
@imillhiser 1/Ossoff & Warnock win. Dems can pass a big stimulus & infrastructure bill thru reconciliation. The new admin's efforts to control the pandemic are successful & the econ improves significantly. Barrett Court hands down unpopular decisions. Biden goes into the midterm w/ 55%... @imillhiser 2/approval. Dem voters don't fully demobilize & we narrowly lose the House while picking up 1-2 net Sen seats. Dems pass a budget thru end of Biden's term to prevent sabotage. Riding on return to normalcy & Trump 2024 candidacy dividing the GOP, Biden is re-elected w/ coattails.
Nov 17, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
@Redistrict 1/Based on where the election stands right now, there are 37,350,155 Trump voters in states that went for Biden, including California. The Electoral College renders their votes irrelevant.

They should be in favor of a popular vote. @Redistrict 2/Likewise, there are 27,945,265 Biden voters in states that went for Trump. (This number is smaller because Biden won more states, but in 2016, it was the reverse.) Their votes are irrelevant.

They should be in favor of a popular vote.