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  • More gop gerrymandering shenanigans struck down in texas

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3...gerrymandering

    Split decision, 2 hispanic judges said it was racial, the white guy said it was just partisan. That'll be a few more dem seats taken back in 2018, which just goes to show how fucked your political system is, but on the plus side it might put Texas back under federal oversight since those ol' rednecks clearly still can't be trusted.

    Naturally one of the first acts of the Trump Sessions DOJ was to drop support for the plaintiffs, putting them on the side of the gerrymanderers.

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    The scary thing is that all the fluffers from Cali are dumping into Texas after making their state unlivable. They should have Texas fucked by 2020.

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    • #3
      Now if they could just stop all the Yankees originally from Penn. trying to remake Florida.

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      • #4
        Jerrymandering is bullshit no matter which side is doing it but the federal govt has no business dictating to the states how they set up their congressional districts.

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        • #5
          Since it is a federal office I'd say they do.

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          • #6
            I'd also say that since they can't be trusted to behave like adults they do need some oversight.

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            • #7
              Very first thing they did when released from oversight under the VRA was engage in shenanigans. Clear case for sending them back to the naughty step. Letting politicians draw their own boundaries is a recipe for shenanigans anywhere though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cigarettesandtea View Post
                Since it is a federal office I'd say they do.
                Since neither of my senators or house member are there to advocate for the interests of the federal govt I must respectfully disagree.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pete rose haircut View Post

                  Since neither of my senators or house member are there to advocate for the interests of the federal govt I must respectfully disagree.
                  They are serving as employees of the federal government and engaged in governing at the federal level, so I continue to agree with me.

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                  • #10
                    Hispanics in Tejas are very different politically than hispanics in the rest of the country. Keep telling yourselves that theyll vote Dem

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                    • #11
                      Apparently the Texas Republicans were telling themselves they would vote Democratic. I don't care how they vote so long as they don't rig the voting districts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by biker View Post
                        Hispanics in Tejas are very different politically than hispanics in the rest of the country. Keep telling yourselves that theyll vote Dem
                        A shame you didn't contribute your analysis to the legal teams, the court would have reached a different conclusion after their wasted years of exhaustive analysis. Your mind is a terrible loss to the legal profession.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by beantown23 View Post
                          Now if they could just stop all the Yankees originally from Penn. trying to remake Florida.
                          ^^This! We even voted in a new state constitutional amendment to *make* them draw reasonable districts, and they just simply ignored it and the voters' will.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AnalHamster View Post

                            A shame you didn't contribute your analysis to the legal teams, the court would have reached a different conclusion after their wasted years of exhaustive analysis. Your mind is a terrible loss to the legal profession.
                            Says the great political mind who thinks a redistricting in a GOP state will mean more Dem seats

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by biker View Post

                              Says the great political mind who thinks a redistricting in a GOP state will mean more Dem seats
                              The basic process of gerrymandering is to make one super concentrated district of your opponents in order to make several slender majority districts of your supporters. I'd be interested if you can produce any 'political mind' who would agree with your contention that the result here will not be more dem seats. It's really kind of a no brainer analysis. The gerrymandering by the gop is going to be reversed. Why do you think they did it? Or are you trying to dispute the finding of the court that they did it at all?

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