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Response to watoos (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:13 PM

25. Yes, states CAN redistrict counting only citizens, or eligible voters as GOP plan seems to be.


On Twitter @msbellows has great (& scary) analysis of this. A SCOTUS. case (Burns I think) upholds this.

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Anyone else aggravated that no MSNBC hosts except @AriMelber seem to understand the danger of the eligible voters-based redistricting effort Trump announced today? I'm tearing my hair. Lookin' straight at you, @Lawrence @MaddowBlog.



Great Q. But no, because the number of seats each state gets ("apportionment" must be based on Census population, but districts WITHIN each state ("redistricting" do not. Which carries an extremely ugly historical analogy: ...
https://t.co/JuaM1Zzwqe


IOW, it appears that Trump just announced a policy of encouraging states to redistrict in ways that do not count huge numbers of mostly-Black citizens, most concentrated in Dem-stronghold cities -- and ordered all federal agencies to help them do so.

Which is super scary: ...

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