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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:26 AM

Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day

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Source: Talkingpointsmemo.com

Democrats in Virginia are accusing state Republicans of taking advantage of a prominent civil rights leader’s trip to Washington for the presidential inauguration to pull a “dirty trick” in order to take control of the state Senate in the 2015 elections.

The state Senate is split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats. On Monday, while state Sen. Henry Marsh (D) — a 79-year-old civil rights veteran — was reportedly in Washington to attend President Obama’s second inaugural, GOP senators forced through a mid-term redistricting plan that Democrats say will make it easier for Republicans to gain a majority.

With Marsh’s absence, Senate Republicans in Richmond had one more vote than Senate Democrats and could push the measure through. The new redistricting map revises the districts created under the 2011 map and would take effect before the next state Senate elections in Virginia and would redraw district lines to maximize the number of safe GOP seats.

The move was a surprise to just about everyone, including Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell who has not yet pledged to endorse the new district lines, which must now go through the GOP-controlled House of Delegates and finally across McDonnell’s desk before final approval.

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meegbear Jan 2013 OP
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #1
msongs Jan 2013 #2
underpants Jan 2013 #3
libcrystal Jan 2013 #4
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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:32 AM

1. We all knew long ago they can never win if they can't cheat. Classless a-holes. n/t

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:34 AM

2. so why do the stupid voters in virginia elect these people? nt

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:46 AM

3. What a bunch of a$$holes

thanks for posting this

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:59 AM

4. Pathetically typical

And what is possibly even more sad is that they don't even really seem to care that dirty tricks are all they really have now re: any hope of being elected in significant numbers. The redistricting kept them in control of the House and they don't really care whether America wants what they're pushing as long as they can make it happen anyway.

This isn't surprising. But, it seems we will need to have strategies to deal with such things. We can't rely on any traditional codes of 'honor' or ethics with these people.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:06 AM

5. duplicate topic

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