All's Fair in Love, War and Redistricting
If you want to understand why state legislative districts end up so gerrymandered, this statement from a Tennessee legislator in the Chattanooga Times Free Press ...
If you want to understand why state legislative districts end up so gerrymandered, this statement from a Tennessee legislator in the Chattanooga Times Free Press explains it:Tennessee Republicans don't plan to pull any punches if they keep their majorities in the General Assembly and control redistricting legislative boundaries after the 2010 census.
"Now that we're drawing the lines, (Democrats) want to do it fair. We'll be just as fair to them as they've been to us," said State Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga.
Yes, gerrymandering is about increasing your own party's political power. But, quite often, it's also about getting some revenge.
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