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    Re: Judges give Democrats access to GOP legislative redistricting process


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    Re: Judges give Democrats access to GOP legislative redistricting process

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    What is a “minority district”?

    If it has anything to do with race, who are the racists who profile people to determine such things now that profiling is a racist action?
    Sometimes you have to create a black (or other minority) -majority district just to prevent discrimination against them.

    The reason for that is that when you draw districts, you might end up making them a minority in every single district, thinning them out so they can't join together to have any power. States often did this on purpose for that reason. The only way to fix it in a district system is to pack minorities in the same district so they can concentrate their votes. That's the nature of a district system. And sometimes that means drawing some weird gerrymandered districts.
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    Re: Judges give Democrats access to GOP legislative redistricting process

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    No, it's about the fact that the Voting Rights Act has a role in redistricting. Both parties are simply trying to get the best they can using that law. And that law involves race, of course.
    It has nothing to do with the Voting Rights act. It has to do with the fact both parties are trying to rig the districts in their favor.This practice should be stopped. Only a piece of **** racist and other race parasites think race should have anything to do with the voting process,
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    Re: Judges give Democrats access to GOP legislative redistricting process

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It has nothing to do with the Voting Rights act.
    From the article cited in the OP:

    "The Democratic group sued even before the maps were unveiled. The group argues that the boundaries violate the federal Voting Rights Act..."

    It has to do with the fact both parties are trying to rig the districts in their favor.
    Duh - in the context, and under the governance, of the Voting Rights Act.
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    Re: Judges give Democrats access to GOP legislative redistricting process

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    From the article cited in the OP:

    "The Democratic group sued even before the maps were unveiled. The group argues that the boundaries violate the federal Voting Rights Act..."



    Duh - in the context, and under the governance, of the Voting Rights Act.
    Which would only apply if one first assumes that all races vote in the exact same manner.

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    Re: Judges give Democrats access to GOP legislative redistricting process

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Republicans won in 2010, and to the victors belong the spoils.
    No, and more no. We are talking about a basic part of democracy, that is being skewed by both parties (mostly GOP at the moment) to gain a political foothold for generations.

    Districts should be about population size and nothing else. There should be no "safe" seats for either party and screw minority districts, it is disgustingly undemocratic to make districts based on race.

    This is no different that what is going on in Hungary, where the right wing government has done exactly the same but at a constitutional level to make sure that they never will loose power. The sad irony is that we talk about the break up of the EU or Eurozone and Germany leaving.. the reality is that Hungary are on the verge of being kicked out of most democratic organisations because of the right wing governments actions.
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