Saturday, December 20, 2003

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft on Friday cleared Texas to use a new Republican congressional redistricting plan for the 2004 elections -- a devastating blow to Democrats and minorities fighting the plan.

Republican officials praised the decision, but opponents blasted it as the action of a highly partisan Justice Department that "hijacks" minority voting rights for political gain.

Now all that stands in the state's way of using the plan is a federal court lawsuit that challenges the map as a violation of minority voting rights and an extreme partisan gerrymander.

Final arguments in that case are set for Tuesday in Austin. The court Friday threw out a Democratic claim that the U.S. Constitution bars a legislature from doing congressional redistricting more than once every 10 years.

Hey, look...the attorney general of the United States just breezed past the letter and intent of the Constitution to give the Republicans more Congressional seats. Color me just motherfucking amazed.

I just need guns and guns and guns and bombs and guns and a nicely faked governmental ID. Can anybody out there help me out?

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