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View Diary: Stop saying Republican electoral-vote rigging is constitutional. It's not. Here's why. (193 comments)

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  •  It would also seem that any drawing (0+ / 0-)

    of political boundaries designed to produce a structured outcome would be unconstitutional for all the reasons you have pointed out, if the intent was to dilute the political power of a specific group of voters, right? So, for example, a State electoral commission slices a town in two solely to dilute the votes of a conservative rural county. Or, an ethnic minority is squeezed into a single district in order to make 4 surrounding districts much safer for the incumbents. The first might be actionable, depending, but the second clearly would be. Yes?

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:20:57 PM PST

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