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Court: Texas redistricting didn't protect minority voters

New political maps tossed by federal appeals court

Texas lawmakers didn’t comply with the Voting Rights Act when they drew new maps for congressional, state Senate and state House districts, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday.
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Aug 28, 2012, 2:36 pm
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Well, of course the districts are rigged. They are in Arizona, also. If common sense would prevail, the law would determine that the only laws regarding drawing districts would be to make them equal in population, make them contiguous, and make them as close to geographically rectangular, then this suit wouldn’t have been brought in the first place.

When you start introducing bullshit like the “Voting rights act”, “Minority majority” or whatever it is, and other stupidity such as that, you’re opening the door for rigging the districts. If we’re truly interested in a fair, level playing field, then we would draw districts based on the three parameters I stated in the opening paragraph, and ONLY those parameters.

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