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Democrats fear rights ruling will cost them voters, Texas seats
The Hill ^ | 06/25/2013 | Camerine Joseph

Posted on 06/25/2013 2:23:22 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

The Supreme Court's decision to strike a key part of the Voting Rights Act threatens to damage Democrats’ chances at the polls — and potentially cost them House seats, beginning in Texas.

The court ruled Tuesday that the way states were chosen for special federal scrutiny was unconstitutional.

Barring congressional action, that means a number of states — most of them southern and GOP-controlled — no longer have to meet higher criteria to pass voting laws.

The ruling holds big implications for congressional redistricting and voter identification laws that Democrats claim are aimed suppressing minority turnout.

"This makes it much easier for Republicans to draw districts in away that minimizes the opportunities for Democrats in the south, minimizes opportunities for minorities in the South," said former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Martin Frost (D-Texas).

"They pretty much will have free rein to pack as many blacks into as few districts as possible. It's a blow for expanded minority representation in the south as well as for Democrats, and it clearly is a problem looking at voter I.D. laws."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: democrats; electionfraud; elections; scotusvotingrights

1 posted on 06/25/2013 2:23:22 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Here’s hoping.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 2:24:54 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BradtotheBone

“Elections have consequences”. In Texas the R’s won, live with it.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BradtotheBone
TRANSLATION: "How can we possibly win without fraud?"
4 posted on 06/25/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Wah.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Maybe that idiot Sheila Jackson Lee will be finally kicked out of office.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 2:33:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Texas redistricting always goes to a Democrat challenge when a Republican is sitting in the governor’s office.

That’s what’s at the heart of the Tom DeLay case years ago. Chris Sissy Bell (three time loser Democrat) lost his seat to a BLACK democrat and he was angry at Mr. DeLay so he filed a lame duck ethics charge.

The Chicken-Dees fled the STATE to avoid voting on the districts.

And it continues every decade, but no longer thanks to the Supreme Court.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 2:37:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BradtotheBone

Texas redistricting always goes to a Democrat challenge when a Republican is sitting in the governor’s office.

That’s what’s at the heart of the Tom DeLay case years ago. Chris Sissy Bell (three time loser Democrat) lost his seat to a BLACK democrat and he was angry at Mr. DeLay so he filed a lame duck ethics charge.

The Chicken-Dees fled the STATE to avoid voting on the districts.

And it continues every decade, but no longer thanks to the Supreme Court.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 2:37:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Only a matter of time until demographics changes that.

Then they will wield the consequences.

9 posted on 06/25/2013 2:38:39 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: BradtotheBone

Seriously? They’re getting a minimum of 20 MILLION voters very very soon.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 2:42:54 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Maybe that idiot Sheila Jackson Lee will be finally kicked out of office.”

From your lips to God’s ears.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT by Student0165
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To: Theoria

Inevitable, who knows what will be the result however...


12 posted on 06/25/2013 2:43:15 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BradtotheBone

Democrats mean it will be harder to cheat.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: BradtotheBone

Like the Supreme Court reasoned, as neighborhoods become less segregated and more diverse, wouldn’t one expect the number of single-minority dominated districts to decrease? Also, as our society gets more inclusive and less segregated wouldn’t the concerns of communities get more homogenous?

Why is it obvious that we need to have districts with representation ordained to be from a specific minority? Perhaps that time has passed.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 2:51:37 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Gaffer

Amnesty will more than make up for it.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 2:52:02 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: BradtotheBone
One can only hope and pray.

vaudine

16 posted on 06/25/2013 3:00:01 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: BradtotheBone

COULD BE.. traitors.. have become MAJORITY..

THEN what “the PEOPLE” want IS anti-american..
and patriotism is a “fringe” position..

If so America DESERVES punishment by BArry HAlf-White..
and the Full-half-and non WHiteians..


Note: Barry is no more black than he is white..
Saying barry is black is a LIE.... He is as white as he is black..


17 posted on 06/25/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: BradtotheBone

Maybe they can finally get rid of Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Mars).


18 posted on 06/25/2013 3:08:40 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: BradtotheBone
"They pretty much will have free rein to pack as many blacks into as few districts as possible. It's a blow for expanded minority representation in the south...."

But it's the original VRA itself that packs blacks into minority-majority districts. Frost wishes he could be free to gerrymander just enough blacks into adjoining districts to turn R seats D.

19 posted on 06/25/2013 3:14:40 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: BradtotheBone
The rats suppressed conservative voters via the IRS and other alphabet departments in the last election, now I couldn`t give a rat`s ass less if we went all out to return the favor, turn about`s a bitch, huh lefties?
20 posted on 06/25/2013 3:30:46 PM PDT by nomad
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To: BradtotheBone

It will be interesting to see what this amounts to in real terms.

One of the arguments the SCOTUS used were that by concentrating minorities into a few districts to guarantee them seats, it also guaranteed that outside of those districts, white voters would also have guaranteed seats, and this would encourage both “hard left” minority seats and “hard right” majority seats.

However it also means something else. When a winning candidate has to be a minority, quality goes out the window.

A well funded kook like Cynthia McKinney will consistently win in such minority districts, because there is no reasonable minority challenger who can get the funding to challenge her.

As such, minority voters are denied sane, honest representation. Instead, without minority gerrymandered districts, if they have to choose between candidates, they actually get a choice, and race is only one factor. And since blacks are a minority, they know that white candidates won’t be completely malevolent, since they have lived with white representatives before.

So things like McKinney being stark raving mad might actually mean more than that she is black.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 3:34:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: BradtotheBone
The Supreme Court's decision to strike a key part of the Voting Rights Act threatens to damage Democrats’ chances at the polls — and potentially cost them House seats, beginning in Texas.

Well, zip-a-dee-doo-dah. Finally some good news.

22 posted on 06/25/2013 3:35:50 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Woohoo! Just when we could use some good news, too!

That decision will make all the difference if held up. Texas
has already put the rule into law. We don’t waste time here. :)


23 posted on 06/25/2013 3:58:02 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
"The Supreme Court's decision to strike a key part of the Voting Rights Act threatens to damage Democrats’ chances at the polls — and potentially cost them House seats, beginning in Texas."



24 posted on 06/25/2013 4:46:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: rockabyebaby
Seriously? They’re getting a minimum of 20 MILLION voters very very soon.

If the Commies manage to get the amnesty bill through the House, I think several of the red states will literally bolt the union. Only the worst kind of fool would continue playing at a table where the deck is so criminally stacked against them.

What sense would it make to remain in a political union where you're nothing but a designated host, upon which a government sponsored horde will ravenously feed upon you and your people at the point of a gun?

25 posted on 06/25/2013 4:52:34 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: LUV W

It won’t matter tx poltics are controlled by cheap labor lobby...only palin could blow them out.


26 posted on 06/25/2013 4:57:43 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Windflier
Ha! Love it.

Thanks for the El Pingo.

27 posted on 06/25/2013 5:10:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Windflier

Let’s make it so.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Never. Her constituents are as smart as she is!


29 posted on 06/25/2013 5:21:21 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Maybe that idiot Sheila Jackson Lee will be finally kicked out of office.

No chance. She'll win 93-7 now, instead of 97-3.

30 posted on 06/25/2013 5:31:15 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Theoria
Only a matter of time until demographics changes that.

DPS will be prepared to issue Electoral IDs starting tomorrow.

All you need is proof of:

a.) Texas residence

b.) U.S. citizenship.

It may be a while...

31 posted on 06/25/2013 5:33:15 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: magna carta

Wish she’d give it a shot. :)


32 posted on 06/25/2013 5:50:58 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: mylife
Let’s make it so.

Absolutely.

33 posted on 06/25/2013 6:17:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jane Long
Ha! Love it.

You gotta love Greg Abbott, our incredible state AG. The ink wasn't even dry on the Supreme Court decision when he made his announcement that henceforth, identification will be required to vote in all Texas elections.

Nice to win one for a change.

34 posted on 06/25/2013 6:19:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The end of the 2nd reconstruction: fifteen states no longer under the thumb of the Federal government, free to govern themselves.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 7:43:56 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Windflier

Love his style.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 7:48:45 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 06/25/2013 7:48:58 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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