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Old June 1st, 2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Meet The Man Pushing SCOTUS For A Monumental Change To Voting Laws

Meet The Man Pushing SCOTUS For A Monumental Change To Voting Laws

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The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, is a challenge to Texas’ state Senate redistricting plan, in which two Texas residents are asking the Court to declare unconstitutional the use of total population to draw districts of roughly equal size. They say that because they live in a district with a relatively high ratio of eligible voters, their vote is worth less than districts that have the same total population, but fewer voters, specifically due to the presence of Latino noncitizens.

Experts contend that if Blum's side prevails it will mean redrawing districts to favor older, whiter, more rural voters at the expense of younger, minority, urban ones.

The use of total population to determine "one person, one vote" is a near-universal practice nationwide for local, state and federal elections. Before last this week, the use of total population to define "one person one vote" was considered settled territory and a common practice since a 1964 Supreme Court decision establishing that districts needed to be drawn with roughly the same population. The challengers, however, object to the idea that districts should be drawn by the total number of people living in their boundaries, rather than the number of those registered or eligible to vote.

Voting rights advocates say that if the challengers get their way and states no longer have the discretion to use total population to draw districts, it will make it more difficult for officials to draw "majority-minority" districts, which group certain racial or language demographics together to enhance their ability to elect candidates of their choice.

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Republicans know they can't get elected. They are now trying to change the rules to make sure they stay in power. This is anti-democratic at its finest.
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Republicans know they can't get elected. They are now trying to change the rules to make sure they stay in power. This is anti-democratic at its finest.
How many republicans were unaware that they could not get elected in the 2014 mid-terms?

What do you know about this suit, the CVAP metric, or sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act?
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Old June 1st, 2015, 03:00 PM   #3
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They're trying to gerrymander their way to a dictatorship. They are scum.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 03:05 PM   #4
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They're trying to gerrymander their way to a dictatorship. They are scum.
What do you know about this suit, the CVAP metric, or sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act? How many times do the scum commies need to get a lesson on why gerrymandering didn't cause the demo-commies to lose the 2010, 2012, and 2014 congressional elections?
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Old June 1st, 2015, 03:12 PM   #5
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They're trying to gerrymander their way to a dictatorship. They are scum.
They are. I predict if they get in again, people will just start ignoring them and their laws and start battering for food, work on cars, etc. Boycotts of corporations will become big and buying at garage sales will overtake new items made in china.

The majority of Americans are NOT republican. And they will make their presence felt.
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They are. I predict if they get in again, people will just start ignoring them and their laws and start battering for food, work on cars, etc. Boycotts of corporations will become big and buying at garage sales will overtake new items made in china.

The majority of Americans are NOT republican. And they will make their presence felt.
They think gerrymandering and excluding democrats from voting is going to change the demographic realities.
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 12:18 AM   #7
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They think gerrymandering and excluding democrats from voting is going to change the demographic realities.
I don't think they consider what they are doing to their own constituents. It will be interesting to see how much longer this political cult is willing to support the idea of getting the rich richer while they wallow in poverty.
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They think gerrymandering and excluding democrats from voting is going to change the demographic realities.
Why don't you breakdown the reasons the democrats lost the congressional elections in 2010, 2012, and 2014 by district with evidence that gerrymandering was the cause and not geography.
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