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TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely Split Election Likely
Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | February 7, 2012 @ 6:08 AM | David Bellow

Posted on 02/08/2012 1:05:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil

TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely – Split Election Likely – TX Should Stand Up to Feds & RNC

Monday, February 6th, was the deadline for a Texas Redistricting agreement to be made in order to have a one 2012 Primary Election in Texas on April 3rd. There was an agreement made between Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and some of the minority groups who are plaintiffs in the Redistricting Lawsuit, but then a Federal US District Judge, Orlando Garcia, in San Antonio struck down the deal. Yep, this is the same Judge who is the brother in law of liberal Democrat State Senator Leticia Van De Putte. Van De Putte seems to have a history of unethically meddling in the affairs of courts and other departments like when she allegedly tried to influence a probation department’s decisions in order to help a family member. Orlando Garcia is also one of the judges whose radical redrawing of the Texas maps earned him a rejection and a scolding from the US Supreme Court.

Now, because this judge rejected the agreement, there will not be a unified April 3rd Primary election, and the chances are very slim of coming up with a new agreement in time to have a unified April 17th Primary. Right now it is most likely that Texas will have two primary elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at hardincountyconservatives.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: primary; redistricting; rejected; texas
Obozo's minions do not want Texas to have influence in the Republican Primary selection process.

I have advice for the cretin: "Don't mess with Texas."

There is a lot more about the subject under several subsequent headers at the link.

1 posted on 02/08/2012 1:05:24 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Why was there any redistricting issues anyway? i am way behind the 8 ball on this one.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 1:25:31 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Federal Courts have been reviewing TX redistricting since the 1960’s. Some complaints were brought by LULAC and other “minority” groups about how TX legislature redrew the districts. (we gained 4 seats in the House due to Census)

A 3-judge panel redrew the districts and totally ignored the work done by the Legislature. It was appealed to the Supreme Court and they smacked down the 3-judge panel.

Last weekend they announced a compromise was agreed to. But now the Obamanista judges have rejected what was agreed on.

This is going to be very nasty.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 1:44:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

As a result of the last “official” U.S. census it was determined that our population probably increased enough to warrant 4 more Congressional districts and that this increase was probably, more than likely, Hispanic minorities. The battle is over where the new district lines will be drawn. We also have a new voter ID bill which passed this last session which I am sure, albeit quietly, is adding fuel to the fire. Having to have two elections is estimated to increase the cost to taxpayers by about $15M.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 1:46:51 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Wasn’t. Van De Puta one of the ‘rats that ran away to OK to avoid voting on a redistricting about 10years ago?


5 posted on 02/08/2012 1:59:33 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Not sure, but it is likely.

Let’s see if a little daylight causes these cockroaches to scurry off into the darkness where they normally reside.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 2:04:25 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

We have a BOATLOAD of Republican delegates in Texas, almost as much as California and three times as much as Florida. My understanding is that it’s winner take all if the Primary is after April 1st. If that is the case, delaying the Texas Primary might just work out for the best...


7 posted on 02/08/2012 4:17:50 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BobL

The issue is resolving the conflict over reapportionment and redrawing the districts.

Nothing moves forward until that happens.

Obots are still playing games.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 5:07:06 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I say compel Orlando and Leticia to pay for the Split election they caused.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 6:00:23 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: jospehm20

Yep


10 posted on 02/08/2012 6:02:47 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: BobL

I have not read the rules, but my understanding was that a primary before April 1, could not be winner-take-all. But After April 1, it was up to the state party.


11 posted on 02/09/2012 4:48:01 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: CPT Clay

Dems (Commies) do not worry about costs, it is other peoples money anyway. And besides they “make up the rules as they go along”.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 4:50:00 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

“I have not read the rules, but my understanding was that a primary before April 1, could not be winner-take-all. But After April 1, it was up to the state party.”

That would make things interesting. As I’m sure you know, I’m not too fond of Perry or the Texas Republicans (i.e., we have ourselves a governor who calls himself conservative, we give him a two thirds legislature, and yet very little gets done regarding the conservative agenda...particularly regarding illegal immigration).

So what happens here? Perry seems owned by The Establishment, yet he endorsed Newt. The Republicans in the legislature are his lapdogs, so they will do what he tells them. The state Republican Party may be more independent (i.e., Tea Party type), but we’ll have to find out there.

If Texas becomes winner take all, that one move could kill off Romney (assuming, of course, that he doesn’t win Texas). This might get interesting.


13 posted on 02/09/2012 5:10:02 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BobL

1. Romney will not win Texas......

2. Texas has always been conservative. Even before it became a Republican State. (I am a lifelong Republican, but some of my ancestors were born in TX during the Republic of Texas)

3. The “Establishment” in Texas is NOT LIKE the “Establishment” in DC.

4. Like Ricks positions or not, he did solidify Republican Control of Texas. (no small feat)

5. Immigration? The problem is not immigration, but the problem is “illegal immigration”. There are some who were already U.S. citizens (from other states) who I wished had not “immigrated” to our fine state. Those who bring their Commie way here with them.


14 posted on 02/09/2012 5:25:41 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Splits mean lower turn out. More chance for T party to rule.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 8:45:26 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

I plan on being there at the State Convention (have been before). Have made the contacts, but waiting on the dates to jell. The lawsuit mess has us at a standstill.


16 posted on 02/09/2012 8:49:30 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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