It’s bad enough Texas is going to continue to gerrymander its congressional districts, but it’s even worse they’re stealing it from minority voters.
Texas has gained two new seats in Congress thanks to its population growth…of non-white people. What will Texas do with these two new seats gained from a population explosion from over the past decade, half of which is from Latinos? Gerrymander the fuck out of them to make sure they’re both seated by white Republicans.
Texas isn’t the only red state adding to its congressional delegation, Florida, North Carolina, and Montana are each gaining one new seat each. Blue states losing seats are California (losing two), New York (losing one because people wouldn’t answer the census), and Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania (one each). West Virginia and Ohio, both states that went for Trump, are losing one each while liberal Oregon and Colorado are both gaining one apiece. Red states are coming out ahead, but not because there are more Republicans.
These new seats arrive at a horrible time for minorities and people who aren’t fucknuts as this is the first time Texas can redistrict without oversight from the Department of Justice. For years, southern states needed the Justice Department to approve redistricting because in the past, well, they were pretty racist with it. Now that they don’t need federal oversight making sure they’re not a bunch of racist fucks anymore, they get to going back to racist gerrymandering like racist fucks. Who made this possible? A conservative-majority Supreme Court did in 2013.
Texas will use its population growth, thanks in large parts to Latinos, to increase Republican representation. Texas is on its way to becoming a blue state as the non-white population outnumbers the white. But just like Republicans nationwide, Texas plans to cheat.
Not only will Texas gerrymander these districts to make sure white people have and gain the most representation, they’re doing everything they can to make it harder for non-white people to vote. This will help keep a conservative Supreme Court even when the majority of the nation is voting liberal.
Florida’s new seat is made possible by a large increase in its Puerto Rican population. What will the Republicans, who control the state, do with this new seat? They’ll draw new congressional district map that look more like a Jackson Pollock painting than any region of the state, and give it to white voters.
Republicans cheat and lie. They steal votes, they steal Supreme Court seats, they steal legislative districts, and they steal congressional districts.
People, and I’m looking at you Virginia, you have to vote and you have to answer your census. Because Republicans do.
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