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Texas Redistricting Now in Hands of Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is now hearing arguments in the Texas redistricting map, which is being challenged by various groups, charging that the new lines were drawn to purposefully dilute the votes of minorities.

Originally, after the 2000 census, a 3 judge panel drew the districts because Democrats and Republicans could not agree on district lines. After Republicans took both houses in Texas, they drew the lines based on Tom Delay's proposal, which was gerrymandered to a significant degree. The irony in Delay's plan is that he ended up accidentally gerrymandering himself out of a job. His chances to win this year are next to nil. Sometimes, incompetence can be a good thing. :)

Redistricting article is here.
 
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