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Old October 14th, 2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation Lil' Eddie Gillespie; FOR (His) Racial-Gerrymandering....

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" In a debate with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) Monday, Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (R-VA) praised a recent court decision for tossing out Virginia’s racially gerrymandered congressional maps — even though the maps were the direct result of a partisan redistricting scheme he himself crafted.

Asked if he would support a bill to restore Voting Rights Act protections gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court last year, Gillespie argued that more protections are unnecessary because the courts are still able to strike down discriminatory laws like Virginia’s.

“We saw here just recently in Virginia that civil rights and the Voting Rights Act is being enforced. We have had our district lines overturned by the courts and it is one of the reasons why the federal court is so important,” Gillespie said, abruptly pivoting to attack Warner on a nepotism scandal.

The problem is, Gillespie was a key architect in Republicans’ gerrymandering effort that led to the Virginia maps in the first place."
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The radical right wing still don't get it. When you disenfranchise minorities and women and gays and the handicap from your party, you don't win elections. He'll get it, though'; real soon.
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