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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

What is the point of redstricting?

When the party who controls the state just gives it more power.

CA, democrats pull some sneaky snuff to get more seats after voters voted on it being redistricted by a third party> http://www.propublica.org/article/how-democrats-fo...

TX, although there are many more mexicans in TX over the last 10 years, and 2/3rds of them vote demcratic the GOP has managed to redistrict it in GOP's favor. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/us/final-texas-r...

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  • Mark
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    8 years ago
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    The point of redistricting once every ten years is to obey the US Supreme Court's command that states have to put equal amounts of population in each district. See Wesberry v. Sanders and Reynolds v. Simms, both in 1964.

    However, the Supreme Dictators did not command states that they are not allowed to make politically-motivated district maps! See Karcher v. Dagget, 1983, and Davis v. Bandemer, 1986.

    Sounds ridiculous? You can thank the unelected Supreme Dictators of the United States. And, btw, one of the people who supported ALL of those four decisions was William J. Brennan, Jr. -- aka, Mr. Liberal.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Because the population is growing.

    In addition, from about 1940 to 1990, there was a massive migration of people from the southern states to Florida and from New York to Florida. The shift was so great that they also took about 20 House seats from those states.

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  • 8 years ago

    because the population grows over time

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Most of those Mexicans are illegal and can't vote anyway. So who cares what they think.

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