Saturday, August 05, 2006

Court Rejects Perrymandering

Yesterday's court-ordered redistricting was a tiny victory for Austin. It doesn't give the city the contiguous congressional representation it had before Tom DeLay and his dirty brownshirts in the state legislature divided Austin into three districts running all the way to Houston, Midland and Mexico, but at least the court rejected any further gerrymandering efforts by Rick Perry, who wanted to move enough of Lloyd Doggett's district out of Travis County to make it swing Republican.

Sure it's small, but the revolution has to start somewhere.

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