Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Florida GOPer hatches plan to redraw Dem's district with black inmates who can't vote.
While the TGOP went after ACORN, they turned a blind eye to their manipulative scamming to keep Congressional districts in the TGOP column. If you can't win on the issues, there's always a way to deceive, delude, and dupe, and the hypocritical little cheats are masters at it:
Busted: Florida GOPer hatches diabolical plan to redraw Dem’s district with black inmates who can’t vote
"Republican Florida state Rep. Janet Adkins was recently caught on tape explaining her plan to defeat state Rep. Corrine Brown, a black Democrat, by redrawing the district lines to include African-American inmates who cannot vote.
Brown sued the state earlier this year after Republican lawmakers proposed adding about 7,000 inmates to Congressional District 5. Prison populations in Florida include a much higher percentage of minorities compared to the general population.
According to Brown, lawmakers were making it more difficult for black candidates to get elected by making it appear that the black voting population had increased when it had actually decreased because inmates could not vote.
In a private meeting with supporters last month, Adkins admitted that the strategy was the key to defeating Brown, Politico reported on Wednesday.
“You take a look at when you’re drawing these minority access districts, one of the questions that’s been asked is what’s the right percentage of minorities?” she said after making sure no reporters were in the room. “When you look at drawing that east-west corridor, what’s the primary industry in North Florida? Prisons.”
Listen to this GOPers diabolical plan to make sure her opponent will lose.
It's the same way Republicans won the US House: by gerrymandering their districts and ensuring that no Democrat has a chance of winning a contested seat. IOW, cheating.
Gerrymandering Rigged the 2014 Elections for GOP Advantage
In 2012, the first congressional election after the last round of gerrymandering, Democratic House candidates won 50.59 percent of the vote — or 1.37 million more votes than Republican candidates — yet secured only 201 seats in Congress, compared to 234 seats for Republicans.
The House of Representatives, the “people’s house,” no longer requires the most votes for power. As the results from this year roll in, we see a similar dynamic. Republican gerrymandering means Democratic voters are packed tightly into single districts, while Republicans are spread out in such a way to translate into the most congressional seats for the GOP.
There are a lot of structural issues that influence congressional elections, from voter ID requirements to early voting access. But what does it matter if you’ve been packed into a district in which your vote can’t change the composition of Congress.