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Why the Supreme Court may rule against the Voting Rights Act

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a case challenging the constitutionality of a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The cornerstone provision is known as Section 5, which requires some states and localities to get federal clearance before making any changes to their voting laws.... Read more»

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I’ve said this several times before, but I want to repeat it because I feel it is so very important, and dream of this being implemented in my lifetime…

Every single problem mentioned in this piece-every…single…one…- can be rectified by being truly non-discriminatory…draw the districts using three criteria and three criteria only:
-equal in population
-contiguous
-as close to geographically rectangular as the first two criteria will allow

Factors such as party, skin color, language, and all other nonsense should have never played, should not play, and should never play. Two wrongs, or three wrongs, or 40+ years of wrongs, don’t make a right. The voting rights act, and all the related nonsense that comes with it, needs to end NOW!!!

Think of how much more pleasant things would be if there were no redistricting commissions, and it were just one person with a computer who could tell software to draw up something in half an hour (or less even).

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