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Texas redistricting - You won't believe it

Frankeneinstein

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Oh, I believe it.

The GOP is writing the book on how to govern America while in the minority.

The working title is "Tough Shit".
What's so bad about minority rule?
 

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Texas got two new congressional seats due to population growth, 95% of which was non-white. Their bogus gerrymandering negates that fact. Exhibit A (or B perhaps) why we need nonpartisan committees to take care of this henceforth. MUST prevent this kind of BS.

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law new political maps drawn by Republicans that cement the GOP’s grip on power for the next decade but blunt the voting strength of nonwhite voters who fueled Texas’ population surge.​
Critics say the redrawn congressional, legislative and State Board of Education maps do not reflect the major growth of the Hispanic community, which made up nearly half of the state’s population gain since 2020. People of color accounted for 95% of the state’s population boom over the last decade, with much of the growth concentrated in cities and suburban areas, census data show.​
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has already asked a federal court to toss out the maps, arguing the redrawn boundaries violate the federal Voting Rights Act and dilute the voting strength of Hispanic voters. The new maps are generally expected to withstand legal challenges, but battles over aspects of the boundaries could last several years.​
A second federal lawsuit against the maps was filed Monday, with advocacy organization Voto Latino and a group of individual voters arguing the new U.S. House boundaries dilute Latino and Black voting strength in violation of the Voting Rights Act.​
Because Abbott signed the redistricting plans before a Nov. 15 deadline set by state lawmakers, the primary election is slated for March 1, 2022.​

You are a racist!! You want the maps drawn to give special voting power based on a groups color.
 

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The GOP is writing the book on how to govern America while in the minority.
Meanwhile the DNC writes the book on how to become the majority by recruiting thirdworld wetbacks and half Mexican Mac says nothing....Weird huh folks?
 

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Villalobos promptly set Varney straight. “I think a lot of people know, or should know, that Hispanics generally are very conservative.” His triumph, he explained, wasn’t stunning; he had simply met his voters where they were, with a “conservative agenda” of low taxes, limited government spending, and pro-business policies.


Although Republicans have never ever limited their spending or have low taxes, in fact they raise taxes just as well as Democrats do.
The majority of Hispanics are much, MUCH more religious and family oriented than typical Americans.

I don't understand how the left and most Americans don't get this.

Cubans are not unique in this quality.
 
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While I agree with you, that doesn't make it right.

OTH?

. . . this is what the globalists get by loose immigration policies I suppose.

IMO? By the time the situation is rectified, I think the left is just making the assumption that these Hispanics will necessarily vote for the left. . . I don't think that this is a safe bet, especially in border states.

No one takes the Hispanic vote in Florida for granted, and the older generations of Hispanic voters in the south, from what I have studied, do not necessarily trend left.

Team Trump did a much better job of messaging to Hispanics in 2020 - especially immigrants from Cuba and Central America. They convinced those guys that Democrats are EXACTLY the same sort of "socialists" as Castro, Chavez, Pinochet and Noriega. Looks like they fell for it. Won't happen next time around. D's have learned their lesson from the one-size fits all approach and they won't take the Hispanic vote for granted again.
 

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Texas got two new congressional seats due to population growth, 95% of which was non-white. Their bogus gerrymandering negates that fact. Exhibit A (or B perhaps) why we need nonpartisan committees to take care of this henceforth. MUST prevent this kind of BS.

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law new political maps drawn by Republicans that cement the GOP’s grip on power for the next decade but blunt the voting strength of nonwhite voters who fueled Texas’ population surge.​
Critics say the redrawn congressional, legislative and State Board of Education maps do not reflect the major growth of the Hispanic community, which made up nearly half of the state’s population gain since 2020. People of color accounted for 95% of the state’s population boom over the last decade, with much of the growth concentrated in cities and suburban areas, census data show.​
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has already asked a federal court to toss out the maps, arguing the redrawn boundaries violate the federal Voting Rights Act and dilute the voting strength of Hispanic voters. The new maps are generally expected to withstand legal challenges, but battles over aspects of the boundaries could last several years.​
A second federal lawsuit against the maps was filed Monday, with advocacy organization Voto Latino and a group of individual voters arguing the new U.S. House boundaries dilute Latino and Black voting strength in violation of the Voting Rights Act.​
Because Abbott signed the redistricting plans before a Nov. 15 deadline set by state lawmakers, the primary election is slated for March 1, 2022.​


Wooo whooo!

Cry us a river.
 

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They convinced those guys that Democrats are EXACTLY the same sort of "socialists" as Castro, Chavez, Pinochet and Noriega
Because it’s true.

Look at how you all act, and the policies you push. It’s all the same garbage.
 

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The majority of Hispanics are much, MUCH more religious and family oriented than typical Americans.

I don't understand how the left and most Americans don't get this.

Cubans are not unique in this quality.
They may have a base with religion but they still sin like hell.
 
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Nothing is non-partisan. Especially committees.

The only good solution I've seen for getting rid of gerrymandering is multi-rep districts with consistent boundaries - usually statewide.

A committee made up of respected professionals would be a whole lot more non-partisan than the Texas legislature. But if you prefer, let a computer redraw the districts.
 

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Team Trump did a much better job of messaging to Hispanics in 2020 - especially immigrants from Cuba and Central America. They convinced those guys that Democrats are EXACTLY the same sort of "socialists" as Castro, Chavez, Pinochet and Noriega. Looks like they fell for it. Won't happen next time around. D's have learned their lesson from the one-size fits all approach and they won't take the Hispanic vote for granted again.
Not sure that Trump had to say anything as it was going on for years before with how the Cubans perceived the democrats.
The only difference now is that the Cubans are seeing the direction of the democrat party.
 

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Yes because it is a long American tradition of cheating without cheating.
Oh hell, American partisans even encourage cheating. . .WITH cheating.

:auiqs.jpg:

. . . as long as you don't get caught, all is fair. If you grease the wheels, and have the establishment in your corner, then it isn't cheating. Chicago politics have been known forever as being corrupt. Lots of folks have reported forever on the corruption of voting and these computer systems. . . this is all the rage to report on and talk about.

BUT? If the establishment says "so and so had a legitimate election?" That is all that counts.

Cheating done, fair and square, the American way.

;)
 

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They convinced those guys that Democrats are EXACTLY the same sort of "socialists" as Castro, Chavez, Pinochet and Noriega. Looks like they fell for it.

Dude. . . look at what is going on in the nation right now.

No one fell for anything. Facts are facts.

Big government is big government, no matter where it is tried.

You have got to be living in an alternate universe. Seriously.

The leaders of the DNC aren't going to convince anyone of anything. This generation is getting a dose of reality, that they did not have. . . and anyone that forgot what Carter was like? Is getting a refresher.
 

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Texas got two new congressional seats due to population growth, 95% of which was non-white. Their bogus gerrymandering negates that fact. Exhibit A (or B perhaps) why we need nonpartisan committees to take care of this henceforth. MUST prevent this kind of BS.

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law new political maps drawn by Republicans that cement the GOP’s grip on power for the next decade but blunt the voting strength of nonwhite voters who fueled Texas’ population surge.​
Critics say the redrawn congressional, legislative and State Board of Education maps do not reflect the major growth of the Hispanic community, which made up nearly half of the state’s population gain since 2020. People of color accounted for 95% of the state’s population boom over the last decade, with much of the growth concentrated in cities and suburban areas, census data show.​
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has already asked a federal court to toss out the maps, arguing the redrawn boundaries violate the federal Voting Rights Act and dilute the voting strength of Hispanic voters. The new maps are generally expected to withstand legal challenges, but battles over aspects of the boundaries could last several years.​
A second federal lawsuit against the maps was filed Monday, with advocacy organization Voto Latino and a group of individual voters arguing the new U.S. House boundaries dilute Latino and Black voting strength in violation of the Voting Rights Act.​
Because Abbott signed the redistricting plans before a Nov. 15 deadline set by state lawmakers, the primary election is slated for March 1, 2022.​


Bet you don't care that when Illinois loses a district it's a Republican one getting canned.
 
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Bet you don't care that when Illinois loses a district it's a Republican one getting canned.

I don't want state legislators drawing these lines - PERIOD
 

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Oh, I believe it.

The GOP is writing the book on how to govern America while in the minority.

The working title is "Tough Shit".

As opposed to the working title of Progressives "We live in big cities but we think we should tell people in rural areas to LIVE JUST LIKE UUUUSSSSS!!!!"
 

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I don't want state legislators drawing these lines - PERIOD

Yeah, you want some crock "non partisan" method that always seems to be controlled by Dem partisans.
 

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