Tag Archives: Redistricting

Two Wrongs ≠ A Right

It pains me to criticize Republicans acting aggressively on their own behalf, because lately it’s been rare. Sometimes it appears national GOP leadership would be content to emulate the panda and sit contentedly munching bamboo shoots in a special preserve where one is protected from predators and challengers alike. There is some indignity involved when… Read More »

The Maps Are Coming! The Maps Are Coming!

Minnesota’s political junkies and elected U.S. House Representatives are eagerly awaiting the release of redistricting lines approved by a five-judge panel later today. According to the 2010 Census, more Minnesotans moved out of the cities and into the suburbs, causing massive shifts in population in some congressional districts. Gary Gross at Examiner.com breaks it down… Read More »

Supreme Court Shreds Democrat's Powerplay Attempt in Texas

On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on 3 Texas redistricting cases before it, where the State leglislature had redrawn district lines to reflect the Census-reported 4.2 million population increase during the past 10 years. This dispute came about due to a panel of three federal judges deeming themselves self-important enough to redraw the district… Read More »

Florida Judge Blocks Democrats Attempt to Go Against the Will of the People

In the 2010 elections, Floridians voted for Amendment 6, also known as the Fair Districts Amendment by an overwhelming majority. Informed voters across Florida see Amendment 6 as a way to prohibit career politicians from re-drawing congressional districts that protect incumbents and enable one-party control. Florida is a very divided state in that while it… Read More »