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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 11:45:38 pm »
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It's a thing of twisted evil.
I particularly like the huge district linking parts of Hidalgo with, basically, nothing in particular.

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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2011, 02:18:10 am »
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That map, Lewis, is one beautiful monstrosity.
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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2011, 06:17:52 am »
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I think a lot of Southern Republican legislatures might draw black majority districts anyway, to ensure districts R+10 and over for their incumbents. This might change if Blue Dogs find it hard to be elected even in ~R+5 districts.
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2012, 05:20:46 pm »
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I can see them striking preclearance.

This would almost certainly need to happen eventually.
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2012, 06:29:53 pm »

The looming question will be where conflicts arise between different minority groups. SCOTUS has already noted that you can't count a combined minority population for section 2 because their political goals do not always align. The current battle over the Chicago ward map is an excellent example. The aldermen are all of the same party, but the great drop in black population is pitting them against Latinos who would gain wards at black expense if neutral mapping was followed. But Latinos are at a disadvantage on the council to get votes needed to be more evenly represented.
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