Skip to comments.Justice Department Greenlights New North Carolina Congressional Map
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 ...
I am pleasnatly surprised. I hope the same happens in Texas.
Shuler bites the dust without Asheville.
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.
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.
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...
Good! Kick every one of the worthless Democrats out of office!
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.
Glad to hear it. NC is getting way too libby for me.
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.
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