Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Map maker, map maker, make me a map

Mid-decade redistricting is part of a national Republican strategy to leverage newly achieved control in a state legislature by redrawing the Congressional map in a way that favors Republicans.

But you couldn't do it in Colorado, couldya? Nope. The Supreme Court has let stand a Colorado Supreme Court decision invalidating the last minute maps Reeps there pushed through at the close of the 2003 session.

Now if only the Texas maps get bounced too . . . .

Say what you will about partisan redistricting (yes, redistricting, for any California readers who are used to the incorrect, but commonly and widely used CA parlance of "reapportionment," welcome to my crusade for diction. Reapportionment describes the distribution of Congressional seats among the states. Redistricting is the intrastate process of creating districts for each member) - and I'm less and less for it everyday - the solution is not continuously redrawing maps at an incredible expense to taxpayers (monetarily and mentally - voters barely know who represents them NOW, why make it that much harder) and to the country as a functioning political being.

I would be yelling at the Dems the same . . . .

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