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View Diary: Oops! Republicans Brag About Winning 2012 House Through Miracle of Gerrymandering [ACTION UPDATE] (130 comments)

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  •  Wee Mama - there are some exceptions in small (1+ / 0-)
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    population states, but most Congressional districts have about the same number of people. The entire purpose of gerrymandering is to create concentrations of your opponents voters into a small number of districts thereby dividing the remaining members so your side has a better chance to elect more members of Congress. This has been going on for centuries. It's only when you discriminate against specific protected classes that the courts can intervene. The lines don't have to be "fair" and being a generic Republican or Democrat isn't a protected class.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:32:15 PM PST

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    •  no, but it includes race... (3+ / 0-)
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      and to the extent that more and more states have ever larger Latino populations... it might apply.

      tho' I think the focus was the states of the South.

      Tho' CA has been subject to this oversight.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:43:19 PM PST

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