(Of course, given the last presidential election, there's something audacious about Republicans arguing that the system is invalid because its party won the popular vote in Texas but lost the electoral vote.)
Heh. This from a Salon article suggesting that the Republican Texas redistricting scheme is about keeping Hispanics from dominating state politics. While in the short term the Republican plan would probably create seats minorities would hold, it would concentrate all the minority voters in those districts and preserve most of the state as more white-controlled--and, of course, give the Republicans more likely districts.
This as Texas is projected to become minority-Anglo in 2005 and majority-Hispanic in 2026.
And one of the Texas 11 went home yesterday. :-/