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  •  now if we're talking about TEXAS splitting into (2+ / 0-)

    6 pieces--well I might be open to that.  But then I haven't been to TX since 1985...

    •  Not yet. We'd still have 4-5 R (0+ / 0-)

      states there, I bet . . .

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 03:41:40 PM PDT

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      •  Not If Split Properly (0+ / 0-)

        If Texas as a whole is trending Democratic, even within single-state Republican gerrymandering, then there are surely many ways to divide Texas that allocate its Republican minority as minorities within a handful of new states.

        Of course, there are likewise probably ways to gerrymander the Democratic majority into a single new Democratic state, creating four new states each sending two Republican senators and all Republican but one reps to the House. And that is indeed the Republican game that Democrats never seem to play - except as catcher.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 07:10:19 AM PDT

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        •  Right, but we're not talking about (1+ / 0-)
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          a "proper" split; look who's in control of Texas . . .

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 09:37:02 AM PDT

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          •  Long Process (0+ / 0-)

            It won't be too many years before Texas' legislature and probably governor are Democrats. Splitting the state would take years longer than that. Starting now could deliver a split in Democrats' favor by the 2020s.

            "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

            by DocGonzo on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 01:41:00 PM PDT

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