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  •  I thought the maps used in 2011 were the (4+ / 0-)

    ones passed in the bipartisan compromise after the census.  Is that not right?  IIRC one state senator who lost by just a few hundred votes intentionally had heavily black precincts moved out of his district because he was more worried about a primary challenge...

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:58:03 PM PST

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    •  That's what I was unsure of... (2+ / 0-)
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      If the maps had already been used, then I don't see what argument they would be able to use in court, other than, "The constitution only says we have to do one every year... it doesn't mean we can't do it more times as well."


      by LordMike on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:05:12 PM PST

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    •  Duh, yes, which I'm embarrassed I forgot... (0+ / 0-) this discussion earlier, since I live here and was personally affected by the map in the 2011 election by having a new state Senator to vote for, the previous moved out of my precinct.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:41:35 AM PST

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