texas tries to keep the minority voter impact down

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/u...-up-districting.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss


    The state’s boom in population — census data in 2010 showed it had grown by 20.6 percent since 2000 — gave Texas four new seats in Congress, for a total of 36. The Legislature-drawn maps would give Democrats fewer Congressional and State House seats than the maps created by the three-judge panel, which could deliver to Democrats as many as four additional seats in Congress and about a dozen in the State House. Several minority groups and lawmakers argued that the Legislature’s maps did not reflect growth in the state’s Hispanic and black populations, and violated minority voting rights laws. Attorney General Greg Abbott and Republican leaders maintain that no court has found the Legislature’s maps to violate any law and say that the federal panel in San Antonio exceeded its authority in issuing its own maps.

    “This is all about the changing demographics in Texas and what that means for partisan politics,” said Mark P. Jones, a political science professor at Rice University in Houston. “In Texas, most of the growth in population that has resulted in Texas’s four additional Congressional seats is a result of a growth of the Hispanic population. But this Hispanic population generally votes Democratic. At least a segment of the Republican Party is trying to keep the growing Hispanic electorate from negatively impacting their power in the state for as long as possible.”
     
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    just more of the wayt the right tries to keep peoples votes from counting.

    Some day your party may actually want people to vote again
     
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    Prove this incorrect... other than with your opinion. Facts only, please.
     
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    Yup, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case cause it is bullshit right? Usual Truthmatters logic.
     
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    Only TM could take an article that shows Democrats fucking with redistricting to negatively affect Republicans, and claim it as proof that Republicans are trying to keep minorities from voting.
     
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    so because its not illegal to use these tactics to keep minority voters votes from the having the same impact as other voters votes then you think its ok?

    It all fair if you win huh?
     
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    The tactics involved here are being used by the Democrats, dipshit. Didn't you read your own source article? :rofl:
     
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    no idiot the practice is by the state leg to keep new districts from emerging because there are WAY more new voters.

    They are trying to keep the increased number of minority voters from getting representation in government.
     
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    The two sets of maps at the heart of the dispute — one drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature and the other by the federal judges in San Antonio — each pose distinct advantages and drawbacks for Republicans and Democrats, as well as Hispanic and black voters.
     
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    Lair!
     

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