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  •  if it isn't the law (no VRA at all) (1+ / 0-)
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    Ryan Dack

    then does much change?  Do we see more egregiously gerrymandered districts to vote(/race) sink them into their own few districts and bury the remainder into white Republican vote sinks?

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:24:54 PM PDT

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    •  I'd say there would likely be more dummymanders (0+ / 0-)

      If Section 2 of the majority-minority requirement is removed, but you're perhaps right on the whole.  Republicans will continue to create "Race-sinks" if they were control of the process.  

      I wonder how it would play out in states that have independent redistricting commissions though.  I know for a fact that CA-46 would look different if the majority-minority requirement wasn't there, as the commission originally had it looking very different before VRA concerns were raised.

      Swingnut since 2009, 22, Male, Democrat, CA-49 (home) CA-12 (college)

      by Ryan Dack on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:08:36 PM PDT

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