Saturday, July 16, 2011

NC: Using Voting Rights Act to Create Safe Seats

Chris Fitzsimon: GOP's redistricting reversal (Daily Reflector - Greenville NC) The plans pack African-American voters to increase the number of safe Republican seats and diminish the influence of African-Americans across the state. Republicans cynically defend that practice by pointing to the Voting Rights Act, a law Republicans have long criticized and some have fought to repeal. No independent commission would ever draw maps that look anything like the ones the Republicans are now proposing. They are literally choosing their voters to stay in power and that is exactly what they promised not to do.

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