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Response to edhopper (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:52 PM

14. No in that case math is the enemy of the Dems.

In Michigan the districts have compacted Dem minority districts centered around Detroit. This is because the Voting Rights Act requires districts be set up to preserve minority voting opportunities. This is allows Rep to be more spread out in smaller majorities around the state and control more districts that they normally would. Look at the figures and see the Dem majorities and see the Rep majorities. Dems have larger majorities. That is why Reps always vote to renew the VRA (along with Dem minority congressmen). It helps them out.

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