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Thursday, September 29, 2005

In Case Any Of My Thousands Of Readers Didn't Already Understand The Effects Of Texas' 2002 Congressional Redistricting...

Okay, okay -- there's more like ten of you. =(

But I love the ten of you as if you were my own!

...

A December 8, 2003, New Yorker Magazine article by Jeffrey Toobin (reprinted here on pbs.org) describes, essentially, how a sneaky fucker like Tom DeLay an elected official can drive an effort to redraw a state's congressional district maps... with the intended effect of marginalizing opposing votes, which in turn helps ensure that the "redistricting party" maintains legislative seats.

If you find the four page article hard to follow (which you won't, my 10 smartypantsed pals) the set of 4 popup maps -- in the right-hand column -- truly drives home the idea behind clever redistricting.

3 Comments:

  • Those assholes in Texas will do anything to stay in power. I didn't realize just how drastic the changes they were making were.

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Friday, September 30, 2005 3:35:00 PM  

  • *Quality*, not quantity, my man! As we have discussed before ;-)

    "DeLay-ing" is the new gerrymandering...

    By Anonymous Serratia, at Friday, September 30, 2005 6:25:00 PM  

  • yup. Everything is bigger in texas even good ole fashioned money laundering.
    TRMPAC also paid Mrs. Delay (aka Tits Delay) and Delay's spawn 500g a piece for "consultation/administrative duties"
    Are you kiddin' me? He didn't have anything to do with the "day to day operations" of his own pac?
    PULEASE!

    By Blogger Shelly, at Sunday, October 02, 2005 9:44:00 PM  

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