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  •  That's not how the VRA works (1+ / 0-)
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    Stephen Wolf

    Bob Brady won because he was the chosen candidate of black voters. Which is fine. TN-09 doesn't stop being a black-majority VRA district just because it elects Steve Cohen.

    The purpose of the VRA is to ensure that cohesive blocs of minority voters have the power to elect candidates of their choice, not simple to elect minority congressmen.

    •  I never made a judgment about how the VRA works (0+ / 0-)

      and I'm not sure how your comment was supposed to respond to mine. Do you think that PA Republicans retrogressed when they redrew Brady's district to be much less black?

      (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

      by ProudNewEnglander on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 01:04:34 PM PDT

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