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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Texas Legislature has signed off on new congressional districts that shore up the GOP's dominance and yield little ground to the people of color who have driven the state's growth.

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...Wrapping up their work to build a decade of population change into new political maps, the Senate and House on Monday each approved a negotiated, final version of the congressional map, which will go to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature.

In complete control of the redistricting process, Republicans designed a map that will tighten their hold on diversifying parts of the state where the party's grip on power was waning and lock in the GOP's majority in the 38-seat delegation for the U.S. House.

The map also incorporates two additional House seats the state gained, the most of any state in this year's reapportionment. Though Texas received those districts because of explosive population growth -- 95% of it attributable to people of color -- Republicans opted to give white voters effective control of both, which were drawn in the Houston and Austin areas....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-19 02:44 PM | Reply

White people benefiting off of colored people has been the American way since 1791.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-20 07:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

1619 actually.

#3 | Posted by qcp at 2021-10-20 08:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The courts should block this but because of the stolen Trump appointeeHe should it is very doubtful. And when is Clarence Thomas going to finally retire? He shouldn't still be deciding so much as traffic tickets.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-20 09:19 AM | Reply

Clarence & RGB will be retiring on the same day.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-10-20 11:01 AM | Reply

RBG lol. She's certainly not a datatype.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-10-20 11:02 AM | Reply

Then the courts should do the same in IL. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Both sides are gerrymandering, so what is the big deal? It is no different then it has ever been.

#7 | Posted by gtjr at 2021-10-20 11:13 AM | Reply

"Clarence & RBG will be retiring on the same day."

I wish!

#8 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-20 12:50 PM | Reply

Then the courts should do the same in IL. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Both sides are gerrymandering, so what is the big deal? It is no different then it has ever been.

#7 | POSTED BY GTJR

Yes, actually, the courts should also step in for states gerrymandered by Dems.

You're basically accepting the governance by special interests by taking the "that's how it's always been" approach. Because that's all gerrymandering is-the selection of constituents by elected officials in order to maintain their positions in office to continue to do their donor's bidding.

For someone who I'm sure is against government interference in markets and the abuse of government powers to gain an edge, your argument is antithetical to those ends.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2021-10-20 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Then the courts should do the same in IL. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Both sides are gerrymandering, so what is the big deal?"

Whether you know it or not you are full of crap. The "both sides are the same" argument is simply garbage and only repeated by liars like you.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-21 08:49 AM | Reply

Most Democratic gerrymandering was put into place to insure representation of minorities at a time when almost all congress critters were white (i.e., minorities were under-represented, quelle surprise). IOW, it was (in most cases) an attempt to correct racial/ethnic inequities, not a "power grab.

#11 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-10-21 11:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

once again... "Winning through cheating!
Who would of thought it could be done?!"

what a sorry state for a political party
and their unpopular agenda (if they even
have one) if that is the only way they
can win...

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-10-21 11:29 AM | Reply

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