Sunday, 8 September 2019

Files Appear to Show Gerrymandering Specialist Unconstitutionally Used Race Data to Draw Voting Maps

quote [ A North Carolina court on Tuesday struck down the state's legislative voting maps, reasoning that the current maps "do not permit voters to freely choose their representative." The court's decision hinged on evidence acquired from the computer records of Thomas Hofeller, the recently deceased GOP operative and godfather of modern-day gerrymandering, who spearheaded the state's efforts to redraw voting maps. ]

Shocking! Shocking I say! Totally unexpected!
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steele said @ 4:01am GMT on 10th September
But does the devil need to be advocated for when the present situation is so clearly in defiance of the very concept of democracy? Either our vote matters and the overall will of the people or the closest thing to it should be the goal with which we design our system, or this whole voting thing is a farce. Advocating that "it works both ways" kind of detracts from the point that this shit is clearly and provably being abused, don't ya think? It might be best to worry about the consequences of breathing after we've removed the boot from our neck that is in many, non-metaphorical ways, killing us.

steele said @ 4:09am GMT on 10th September
But does the devil need to be advocated for when the present situation is so clearly in defiance of the very concept of democracy? Either our vote matters and the overall will of the people or the closest thing to it should be the goal with which we design our system, or this whole voting thing is a farce. Advocating that "it works both ways" kind of detracts from the point that this shit is clearly and provably being abused, don't ya think? It might be best to worry about the consequences of breathing after we've removed the devil's boot from our neck that is in many, non-metaphorical ways, killing us.


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steele said @ 4:01am GMT on 10th September
But does the devil need to be advocated for when the present situation is so clearly in defiance of the very concept of democracy? Either our vote matters and the overall will of the people or the closest thing to it should be the goal with which we design our system, or this whole voting thing is a farce. Advocating that "it works both ways" kind of detracts from the point that this shit is clearly and provably being abused, don't ya think? It might be best to worry about the consequences of breathing after we've removed the devil's boot from our neck that is in many, non-metaphorical ways, killing us.



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