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Justice Department Greenlights New North Carolina Congressional Map
Roll Call ^
| November 2, 2011
| Joshua Miller
Posted on 11/02/2011 3:59:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The Department of Justice pre-cleared North Carolinas redrawn Congressional map today, solidifying this cycles most detrimental gerrymander for House Democrats.
Four Democrats Reps. Larry Kissell, Mike McIntyre, Heath Shuler and Brad Miller are in more danger of losing their seat next year under the new lines.
(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...
TOPICS: North Carolina; Campaign News; State and Local
KEYWORDS: districts; gerrymandering
To: MitchellC; JaneNC; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...
I am pleasnatly surprised. I hope the same happens in Texas.
posted on 11/02/2011 4:00:31 PM PDT
(Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
Shuler bites the dust without Asheville.
posted on 11/02/2011 4:02:56 PM PDT
Same here. I don’t know what objective criteria the “jus’ ‘dis” Dept. uses, but I’m surprised they didn’t reject it because more Dems wouldn’t win.
posted on 11/02/2011 4:04:46 PM PDT
("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
Great! The democrats have controlled this process for over 100 years. I've heard the NAACP may appeal, but I'm hoping this precludes that.
posted on 11/02/2011 4:19:22 PM PDT
by Dem Guard
(Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
To: Clintonfatigued; MitchellC; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; fwdude; ...
I’m not surprised. They don’t reject a map unless it messes with an extant minority-majority district.
The last people to mess up an do that were Texas Republicans in 2004 with the Bonilla district.
posted on 11/02/2011 4:30:37 PM PDT
(Don't call me red.)
To: Dem Guard
It’s already being reported that the next stop is the Courts. The typical groups, Civil Rights, election reform, and the weak NC Unions are planning on filing a lawsuit Friday challenging the boundaries in NC State Court...
posted on 11/02/2011 4:55:38 PM PDT
(Good news...in a way)
Good! Kick every one of the worthless Democrats out of office!
posted on 11/02/2011 4:55:56 PM PDT
by Savage Beast
(A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
Republican legislatures should always attempt to manufacture the maximum number of black congressional districts. It will make the white power brokers (who control the libdem party) angry as they lose control over their caucus.
posted on 11/02/2011 5:12:36 PM PDT
(A half-truth is a complete lie)
Glad to hear it. NC is getting way too libby for me.
posted on 11/02/2011 9:16:05 PM PDT
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
Well, TX Republicans only “messed up”’to the extent that they failed to predict that Justice Kennedy would ridiculously deem Bonilla’s old 63%-Hispanic TX-23 as a Hispanic-minority CD but the redrawn, 55%-Hispanic TX-23 as insufficiently Hispanic, and simultaneously rule that the newly created, 69%-Hispanic CD that stretched from Austin to McAllen did not qualify as a Hispanic-majority CD because its Hispanic population centers were too far removed from one another.
posted on 11/03/2011 3:23:57 AM PDT
(If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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