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Democrats could gain three seats under judges' congressional map (Texas)
Houston Chronicle ^
| November 23, 2011
| NOLAN HICKS
Posted on 11/23/2011 8:40:24 PM PST by neverdem
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: texas; votingrightsact
The GOP should have repealed the pertinent sections of the Voting Rights Act when they controlled Congress. It's just more reverse racism with majority minority gerrymandering, creating congressional districts with the most contorted borders.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:40:29 PM PST
Redistricting For Democrats.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:43:15 PM PST
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
Perry should never have let this happen. He is destroying Texas and some people want to give him the keys to the White House. What is wrong with people. Between this and the fact that he has caused Texas to gain debt while he has been in office is terrible.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:43:48 PM PST
(Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul)
There are rumors that they are going to pull this in Wisconsin for the 2012 election as well. They are already challenging the redistricting for the recalls, and are filing a suit in Federal court to maintain the boundaries the way they are now.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:44:18 PM PST
(Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
The State Attorney General is already appealing this stupidity. Off it goes to the Supreme Court...
posted on 11/23/2011 8:44:49 PM PST
by Army Air Corps
(Four fried chickens and a coke)
THANKS XAVIER! PERRY SURE WAS SAD HE COULDN’T GET YOU ON THE TX. SUPREME COURT BACK IN 02’. Oh well we got Smith instead who actually had appellate court experience and is opposed to instate tuition and grants for illegals.
Under the crap the DemocRATS and the court came up with in Arizona, it looks like the ‘RATS will be gaining ALL of Arizona’s house seats. I don’t know what the Republicans were thinking when they allowed Barry’s kids to do the redistricting.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:46:48 PM PST
(Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
It used to be gerrymandered so much that the GOP could win a large majority of the vote and the Democrats won a majority of seats.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:52:05 PM PST
(The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
Commie termites never give up.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:57:48 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
It does not matter.
The upper Midwest is going to toss out the Kenyan.
posted on 11/23/2011 9:34:57 PM PST
(Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
posted on 11/24/2011 4:31:30 AM PST
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Who appointed these judges?
What the Court has done is protect the minority Party.
In the State Senate, the only real change is protection for Democrat Wendy Davis. In the Congressional map, they've protected "Layoff" Lloyd Doggett.
I've commented and posted a link to an interactive map on my blog, WingRight.
Click on the map to go to the interactive Congressional map:
For those who want more information, here is the page with all the new Court-ordered maps.
posted on 11/24/2011 6:21:59 AM PST
(WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
So what is the d/r breakdown under the ‘bad’ map as opposed to the map the GOP put together?
posted on 11/24/2011 6:42:37 AM PST
by MSF BU
(YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
Perry should never have let this happen.
While I'm loathe to defend Perry, he didn't "let this happen".
The state legislature passed a redistricting plan. A federal judge has suspended that plan and imposed an alternate plan for the 2012 election while the court case is decided.
posted on 11/24/2011 9:58:29 AM PST
(The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
Perry is not responsible for this reapportionment injustice; LBJ is.
posted on 11/24/2011 10:15:15 AM PST
by Theodore R.
(Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, articulate, passionate, less baggage.)
Thanks for the map & links! Happy Thanksgiving!
posted on 11/24/2011 11:03:34 AM PST
(Xin loi minh oi)
Perry should never have let this happen.
Nothing is Perry's fault...He's a powerless innocent bystander.
posted on 11/24/2011 11:06:31 AM PST
(Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
Nothing is Perry’s fault...He’s a powerless innocent bystander.
No kidding. Thank God we dodge this idiot. Can you imagine him being President. Absolutely zero difference between him and Obama. Perry would be blaming everyone else for his stupidity just like Obama does.
posted on 11/24/2011 11:39:29 AM PST
(Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
Then there was the year that they gerrymandered a Dallas congresswoman’s district to capture the majority black areas in Dallas, Tarrant AND Collin counties. (It ran right up Central Expressway to Plano and picked up the Douglas area there).
posted on 11/28/2011 9:32:53 AM PST
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