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Avalon Sparks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:09 PM
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Texas' redistricting fight becomes Democractic primary issue
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:14 PM by Avalon Sparks
Hi All,

I read this today, in one of the Texas papers, but I couldn't find it. I did find this article from the LA Times from the 4th. that says the same thing. I hadn't seen it here before and thought it important.

HOUSTON The Republican campaign to draw new congressional districts in Texas has lasted so long and produced so many competing maps that the state might have to postpone primary elections, GOP officials said yesterday.

As a result, Texas voters might lose the chance to help pick a Democratic presidential candidate next spring.

Republican leaders said that in order to wade through the map proposals, all of them generated by members of their party, they are considering postponing the primary election scheduled for March 2.



This statement burned my Texas butt:

If the state has to delay the election, Republican leaders believe the effect would be minimal, Richter said. "You may not be the player in the presidential primary that you would be if it was earlier. But we just feel like that's not a problem."


MORE

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/20017583...

Edited to add that statement and fix a typo.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:13 PM
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1. You gotta be shittin' me!!!!
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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:15 PM
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2. Here in Texas, we keep our expectations low. So we survive.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:22 PM
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3. We're looking at getting bumped off Super Tuesday.
We were added to Super Tuesday a few years ago (3? 7?), so they don't think getting bumped past it will make a big difference.

The Republican leadership said something to the effect that "everyone will be voting for Bush here anyway".

God Damn MF. I can't stand my state leadership. They are cruel to children, hate women, and are disinterested in people with disabilities.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:23 PM
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4. This is such crap!
How many ways can the repukes screw us over? :argh: Right! Not a problem for them, why would it be? :mad: What arrogance!
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drfemoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:25 PM
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5. sorry you missed it
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Avalon Sparks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:38 PM
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6. Ooops, sorry....
Didn't mean to repost thanks for letting me know.

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:28 PM
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7. But it leaves the votes to the North to determine whose Pres!!!
LOL!!!!!!!

This could be even better!!!
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:37 PM
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8. It's an outrage
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 11:39 PM by last_texas_dem
But here in TX, it's nothing out of the ordinary.

These right-wing nuts have become convinced they can do no wrong, and since the majority of Texans keep re-electing these a$$holes, why shouldn't they?

What w/ CA, a state I had some semblance of respect for, (most likely) electing the walnut-stuffed condom to be their Gov. and now the TX Repugs finally out-and-out admitting they have no respect for the right to vote for the citizens of our state I'm feeling more pissed-off and disillusioned than I've felt in a long time.

I hope these totalitarian tactics of the TX Repugs come back to bite them in their rears, but I'm willing to bet the effect on their careers of any of the extreme actions they take will be negligible.

Honestly, though, I'm thinking more and more about deserting this hellhole state when I'm done with college...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:48 PM
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9. dupe
See http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I'm locking this thread. Interested DUers are welcome to continue discussing this in the referenced thread.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
TahitiNut - DU moderator
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