Fly, meet ointment.
Today we learned that the federal court in DC that is engaged in the lawsuit to decide whether the
redistricting violates the Voting Rights Act will hear closing arguments on the case on February 3rd. Texas
That’s six, count ‘em, six days after the deadline date that county clerks across
say they need to have in order to reschedule a single Texas primary election to April 3rd. Texas
And guess what? What if the DC court decides that the boundaries that were redrawn by the state legislature earlier this year were, by design, discriminatory toward Hispanics in
? And what if the Supreme Court decides that the district boundaries drawn by the Texas federal judges are invalid? San Antonio
We have, friends and neighbors, one 9 on the Richter Scale clusterf… . Clusterf… .
That is, between these three courts, DC, SCOTUS, and
, we might just see not just Hispanic voters disenfranchised in 2012, that’s just small potatoes. We get to witness the disenfranchisement of the entire population of the state of San Antonio . Texas
And that’s what you get when you stay away from the polls in 2010 and allow Republicans to enjoy a super majority in the legislature.
A true clusterf… .