Skip to comments.TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely – Split Election Likely
Posted on 02/08/2012 1:05:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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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.
Why was there any redistricting issues anyway? i am way behind the 8 ball on this one.
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.
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.
Wasn’t. Van De Puta one of the ‘rats that ran away to OK to avoid voting on a redistricting about 10years ago?
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.
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...
The issue is resolving the conflict over reapportionment and redrawing the districts.
Nothing moves forward until that happens.
Obots are still playing games.
I say compel Orlando and Leticia to pay for the Split election they caused.
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.
Dems (Commies) do not worry about costs, it is other peoples money anyway. And besides they “make up the rules as they go along”.
“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.
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.
Splits mean lower turn out. More chance for T party to rule.
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.
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