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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:05 PM

Va. Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts

Last edited Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:41 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: Richard Times Dispatch

Va. Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts

Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 5:51 pm | Updated: 5:53 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Senate Republicans this afternoon pushed through a surprise rewrite of the 2011 redistricting plan that erases a Democratic seat in western Virginia and creates a sixth majority black district that would be located between Petersburg and Danville.

Democrats were shocked by the move, vowing to oppose the new plan in court.
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The so-called re-redistricting plan was woven into House-passed legislation that makes technical adjustments to delegates' districts.

The revised plan cleared the Senate on a party-line vote of 20-19. Missing this afternoon was Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, who was in Washington for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony.

Read more: http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/va-republicans-push-through-rewrite-of-senate-districts/article_1e6faf38-e5db-5b37-b3ae-63f544108f03.html



We’re not done yet.

At the end of this wild day, the “Senate adjourned in memory or (sic) General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson,” according to the minutes of the session. Jan. 21 is the Confederate general’s birthday.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/a_footnote_to_the_virginia_senate_story.php?ref=fpblg

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:17 PM

1. Better headline in this article - this was a nasty piece of sneaky bs they pulled

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251278627

Virginia Senate Sneaks Through Gerrymandering Bill While Country Watches Inauguration

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:29 PM

2. Well...

Could someone explain to me just how this is ethical, let alone legal? I am very curious about this devious maneuver.

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Response to DavidWD72 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:37 PM

3. ethical! well bless your heart- repubs dont care about illegal either

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:37 PM

4. It's So Republican

I'm reminded of the line in the movie The Sting by the character Doyle Lonnigan (Robert Shaw), "Your friend is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly. How does he do it?" Kelly (Robert Redford): "It's easy; he cheats!"

When the Republicans can't win fair and square, they are always more than willing (even eager) to cheat. Every fair minded voter in Virginia should reject this latest Bull Shit move on the part of the Republicans.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:28 PM

5. I can't wait until the white power movement is reduced to tiny little pockets here and there...

...so that we can wall them up and forget them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:53 PM

6. new Black district

Can we flood it with volunteers and turn it Blue??!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:09 AM

7. I hope it's struck down for the sneaky underhandedness of it all which is totally obvious.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:10 AM

8. We must fight to have our votes count. Get rid of the electoral college asap.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:27 AM

9. Maybe the Dems can do the same thing when a Republican't is out of town. Eye for an eye.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:37 AM

10. What can be done?

Demand the Governor veto the measure - or else!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:57 AM

11. Aside from the blatant gerrymandering...

They adjourned not for the national holiday (MLK's birthday), but for "Stonewall" Jackson's birthday? And they'll have the gall to come out and argue if anyone claims they're playing to their racist base.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:51 AM

12. GOP is coming so repulsive to freedom loving Ams, that they will become irrelevant.

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