Texas: Hey DOJ, We’re Not Racist – We’re Just Cheating, Y’All!
Texas waited barely a couple hours after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act to push voting-related and redistricting laws previously found by the DOJ to be unconstitutional. Attorney General Eric Holder brought suit against Texas to challenge the laws in Court – a move Texas Republicans found to be a galling, unjust Federal takeover of their State’s right to take away people’s rights. After all, Texas Republicans aren’t racist, they’re just cheating assholes trying to rig elections –that’s not me being obnoxious, that’s the Republican defense from their actual FILED response to the DOJ suit:
DOJ’s accusations of racial discrimination are baseless. In 2011, both houses of the Texas Legislature were controlled by large Republican majorities, and their redistricting decisions were designed to increase the Republican Party’s electoral prospects at the expense of the Democrats. It is perfectly constitutional for a Republican-controlled legislature to make partisan districting decisions, even if there are incidental effects on minority voters who support Democratic candidates.
Texas isn’t discriminating against minorities…no no no! They’re just discriminating against Democrats – and if it screws over minorities in the process, well hey, don’t hate the player, hate the game. Politicians used to pretend gerrymandering had some beneficial purpose, but now these douches are blatantly admitting that changing districts is purely to create a Republicans stronghold and to screw the people who don’t vote for them. It’s sad how cavalier the Republican Party is with disenfranchising voters, and it’s happening in most of the 27 states controlled by all-Republican legislatures. Cause hey, when you can’t rock the vote, rig the vote.
I’ve said it before, Gerrymandering destroys representation. Districts need to established by an independent, non-partisan body. Our representation exists to serve the People, not Republicans or Democrats. And more attention needs to be paid to the people blatantly rigging our system for their own gain.
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