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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-11 02:54 PM
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Democrats file another redistricting lawsuit
Texas Democrats filed another redistricting lawsuit today, claiming the Republican-backed congressional redistricting map violates the Voting Rights Act by denying minority voters a fair share of the state's new congressional representation.

Brought by state Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, and filed in San Antonio, the lawsuit is another bid to get a three-judge panel hearing redistricting cases to reconsider the entire state map by focusing on how the districts are drawn around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. You want to show that, statewide,... 90 percent of the growth has been minority and to show that you can make a map that is a lot more reflective of that, Veasey said. (Republicans) figured out how to draw another seat for voters who are shrinking in population.

Veasey's lawsuit argues that two additional minority majority districts should be added to the Metroplex, one for Hispanic voters and another for African American voters.

A lot of people fail to realize that the Metroplex has the second-fastest growing African American population in the country, Veasey said.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas_legisla...


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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-11 03:00 PM
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1. Yea for Rep. Marc Veasey!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-11 12:02 AM
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2. This should get the already pissed-off conservanazis really whining.
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