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    How gerrymandering and voter suppression paved the way for abortion bans

    Alabama Republicans have pursued a similar gerrymandering strategy, segregating black voters to boost conservative white Republicans.
    In his successful campaign for the US Senate in 2017, Democrat Doug Jones won 50 percent of the vote but carried just one of Alabama’s seven congressional districts—a sign of just how lopsided the state’s political map has become.
    That same year, a federal court ruled that 12 of Alabama’s legislative districts were illegally racially gerrymandered. The Republican State Leadership Committee—which funded the GOP’s takeover of numerous state legislatures in 2010 and then coordinated the drawing of new, gerrymandered maps—spent $1.5 million to flip Alabama red for the first time since Reconstruction.


    Many more examples are given.It is the death knell of democracy. If you feel that your vote doesnt count then you pretty much stop voting.

    Do people get sent to jail for these crimes ?
     
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    Are you suggesting we adopt a government more like your own?

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    Mind your business Tommy. We don't care what you do in the UK, but mind your own business.
     
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    Also I'm going to all but guarantee Tommy has never been to Alabama. But his flapping jaws and the flapping jaws of his leftist UK buddies have all but guaranteed that any boys from Al aren't going to fight his wars anymore.

    Good luck with that, Tommy
     
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    You are interfering anywhere, so...
     
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    HAVE you ever been to Alabama, Tommy? Yes? No?
     
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    I dont think it matters which form of government you adopt if you are intent on this gerrymandering thing. Its incredibly cynical
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    Up until recently, these alleged crimes were mandated by federal law. The democrats have very dirty hands when it comes to minority majority districts i.e. "segregating black voters" as it was the cornerstone of the Voting Rights Act that they designed, enacted, and vehemently defended that mandated southern states create minority majority districts in order to force the election of black representatives. The Supreme Court couched warnings that they were going to gut the law if it was not updated. The democrats refused to change it; the supreme court did their thing; and now suddenly the democrats that forced the creation of these districts because of racism are boohooing that the districts they created are racist. It is no wonder even within the DNC, support for their establishment policies and candidates is quickly waning.
     

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