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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Wed, Sep. 3rd, 2003 05:53 pm
Texas redistricting

(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. :-/

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firni
firni
Some people play tennis, I erode the human soul
Wed, Sep. 3rd, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)

Been spending a bit o' time on Salon today, eh wot?


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, Sep. 4th, 2003 07:03 am (UTC)

Yup! Just groovin' on the syndication thing, mostly. Though this link I got from a friend hours before it showed up in the syndication feed.


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crossfire
crossfire
Jon Reid
Wed, Sep. 3rd, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC)

It's not about racial issues, it's strictly about keeping power. The Republicans did exactly the same thing here in Colorado. The only difference is that our state Attorney General is a democrat and he has taken the matter before the state supreme court.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, Sep. 4th, 2003 07:06 am (UTC)

Well maybe the racial thing is just an added bonus. Did you read the whole article? The Norquist quotes are real charmers.


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