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dtownral
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Wat

5/29/2019 11:49:34 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/us/census-citizenship-question-hofeller.html

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"Files on those drives showed that [Thomas B. Hofeller] wrote a study in 2015 concluding that adding a citizenship question to the census would allow Republicans to draft even more extreme gerrymandered maps to stymie Democrats. And months after urging President Trump's transition team to tack the question onto the census, he wrote the key portion of a draft Justice Department letter claiming the question was needed to enforce the 1965 Voting Rights Act — the rationale the administration later used to justify its decision."

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"Mr. Hofeller's exhaustive analysis of Texas state legislative districts concluded that such maps 'would be advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic whites,' and would dilute the political power of the state’s Hispanics."


[Edited on May 30, 2019 at 11:59 AM. Reason : ]

5/30/2019 11:50:27 AM

A Tanzarian
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The government lying about a partisan rationale won't make a bit of difference to the conservative judges who were lied to.

5/30/2019 5:21:29 PM

NyM410
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Just FYI, HUGE decisions on redistricting and census happening this morning. Not an exaggeration that it can lock in counter-majorian rule for a generation.

Also, the direct result of progressive apathy to the courts for 3p years.

[Edited on June 27, 2019 at 10:03 AM. Reason : Here’s hoping for a surprise]

6/27/2019 10:03:02 AM

NyM410
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God damn it.

Partisan gerrymandering yesterday. Today. And forever.

This country fucking sucks.

6/27/2019 10:09:14 AM

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Another feather in the McConnell's cap...

6/27/2019 10:38:03 AM

dtownral
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with this decision there is no more pretending that the US is a democracy

6/27/2019 10:38:10 AM

NyM410
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Well, well, well. The census question was blocked. Totally surprised..

6/27/2019 10:40:41 AM

thegoodlife3
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phew

6/27/2019 10:41:17 AM

dtownral
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Quote :
"Our conclusion does not condone excessive partisan gerrymandering. Nor does our conclusion condemn complaints about districting to echo into a void"

it does

6/27/2019 10:47:24 AM

dtownral
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"Well, well, well. The census question was blocked. Totally surprised.."

for now, they just have to make up a better explanation to add it back

6/27/2019 10:51:03 AM

Money_Jones
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Also surprised that the census ruling was unanimous

6/27/2019 10:52:45 AM

dtownral
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so um...

https://coloradosun.com/2019/08/21/faithless-electors-court-decision-colorado-10th-circuit/

i assume the supreme court will take this case? it seems like a big deal

8/21/2019 12:42:59 PM

BJCaudill21
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I'm no political scholar but wouldn't voting for Clinton block Trump more than Kasich?

8/21/2019 7:18:21 PM

dtownral
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hmmm, possibly, but then socialism

8/21/2019 8:17:45 PM

titans78
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If no candidate reaches a majority I think it then goes to the house to decide so I think the thought process was to try and get to a point where no candidate would reach that and cause more chaos.

So by some people in Democrat winning states going for Kasich and some from republican winning states maybe doing that too and you somehow get enough, and although very unlikely to have happened easier to get some republicans to go Kasich to help block it than to go to Hillary.

Not sure if this makes sense typing it on phone.

8/21/2019 11:05:31 PM

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