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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:40 PM

Virginia Lt. Gov. Told State Senate GOP They Were On Their Own With Redistricting ‘Dirty Trick’

Source: Talking Points Memo

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) had harsh words in a radio interview Wednesday for his Republican colleagues in the state Senate, calling their surprise move to redraw their district lines while a Democrat was absent from the chamber “a dangerous precedent.”

Bolling also confirmed reports that he tried to shut the plan down, making him the second statewide Republican leader after Gov. Bob McDonnell to distance himself from the Senate Republican bill.

“My concern is that it sets a very dangerous precedent that could almost create an unending redistricting cycle,” Bolling told the conservative John Fredricks Show Wednesday. “What are we going to do in 2014 if we come back with a Democratic lieutenant governor? Are we going to redo redistricting again? What would we then do in 2015 if Republicans regain control of the Senate? Would we redo redistricting then?”

The Virginia state Senate is split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats, giving Bolling a powerful tie-breaking vote. But Bolling said on the radio show that he told Republican leaders in the Senate he wouldn’t back their mid-term redistricting plan, which would redraw the lines to make it easier for Republicans to regain the majority after the 2015 elections.

Read more: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/bill-bolling-virginia-redistricting.php?ref=fpnewsfeed



Amazing that when a Republican sounds semi-sane, it also comes out that the Republican is considering becoming an independent.

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TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
blue_heron Jan 2013 #1
zonkers Jan 2013 #2
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #5
marble falls Jan 2013 #8
just1voice Jan 2013 #3
UtahLib Jan 2013 #4
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #6
reverend_tim Jan 2013 #7
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #9

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:54 PM

1. can we dare hope?

that he will feel the same about the attempt to re-allocate electoral college votes based on districts instead of all going to the popular vote winner?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:03 AM

2. Yeah, can we share dope?

I mean can we dare hope. I'm being stupid. Sorry.

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Response to zonkers (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:06 AM

5. Stupid maybe, but you made me laugh.

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Response to zonkers (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:45 AM

8. I liked the first question. And the answer is yes .... if you're ever in the area ......

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:06 AM

3. I assumed there was more to this story than the propaganda-responders "reported"

 

I looked around the web and couldn't find anything myself, thank you for posting this!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:26 AM

4. We can only hope that the shame of it all may finally be too much for some. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:29 AM

6. K&R

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:42 AM

7. counter with puerto rico statehood

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:34 PM

9. A conservative Republican actually understands this plan

will create disorder. -> "My concern is that it sets a very dangerous precedent that could almost create an unending redistricting cycle"

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