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StefanX Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:55 PM
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Jim Ellis: "A map that returns Frost, Doggett and Edwards is unacceptable"
DeLay's top lobbyist and indicted co-conspirator, Jim Ellis, carried out the gerrymandering of Texas in 2003 which disenfranchised minority voters in US Congressional elections and gave the Republicans 70% of the seats in the US House of Representative -- in a state where they controlled just over 50% of the votes.

A memo from Jim Ellis to DeLay obtained during Ellis's trial on felony charges shows that one of the goals of the gerrymandering was specifically to kick 3 key incumbent Texas Democrats out of the House -- Representatives Frost, Doggett and Edwards:

http://www.fairvote.org/redistricting/reports/remanual/...

Gerry Hebert, an attorney representing Democrats, said the documents suggest that Mr. Delay and national Republican Party interests effectively overruled Republican legislators and pressed for a map to defeat key Democrat incumbents -- including Rep. Martin Frost of Dallas, Lloyd Doggett of Austin and Chet Edwards of Waco even at the risk of being struck down as unfair to minority interests.

"We must stress that a map that returns Frost, Edwards and Doggett is unacceptable and now worth all of the time invested into this project," according to a memo to Mr. DeLay.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:08 PM
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1. I want to see
Martin Frost back in congress-that's if we can get him to stop doing the jig in the middle of the street(dancing happily after the Delay news)
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:48 PM
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2. I can't see
how they can't get charged for something for that statement...

BTW, Doggett won! HA! He and Lamar Smith have a ridiculous district made up of pieces, two of which are in San Antonio and Austin in each district, why the HELL can they both have the same "pieces"....


So help me god I will get rid of Lamar! He contributed $10,000 to DeLay's defense fund.
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