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  •  On the other hand, doesn't the VRA (0+ / 0-)

    force the "fajita strips" in south Texas to avoid packing the Hispanic population too much? In a non-VRA or a non-Dem map, there would be fewer Hispanic-majority seats because of packing.

    27, Male, MA-08 (hometown MI-06)

    by bumiputera on Mon May 28, 2012 at 06:48:24 AM PDT

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    •  ^This (0+ / 0-)

      I think it'd be fun to draw a post-VRA Texas map. I may go do that right now.

      Home: IL-10. College: PA-07 (starting this upcoming fall).

      by IllinoyedR on Mon May 28, 2012 at 07:39:49 PM PDT

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      •  Post? (0+ / 0-)

        I know you guys intend on getting rid of it, but whatevs.

        Lewis & Clark Law class of 2015

        by James Allen on Mon May 28, 2012 at 10:01:41 PM PDT

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        •  The 109th Congress reaffirmed it and (1+ / 0-)
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          even covered up some of the holes poked into it by some court cases in the early 2000's (with Republicans controlling the legislature and the Presidency).  So I don't think it's going anywhere for the forseeable future.  Only the extreme wing of the GOP wants to get rid of it (and some GOP Attorneys-General).  However, they are constantly rebuffed, even by the SCOTUS.

          I think what he meant was a non-VRA map.

          "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Theodore Seuss Geisel

          by KingofSpades on Mon May 28, 2012 at 10:21:01 PM PDT

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        •  What? (0+ / 0-)

          No. I don't want to just scrap the entire VRA.

          Home: IL-10. College: PA-07 (starting this upcoming fall).

          by IllinoyedR on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:13:08 AM PDT

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