News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Colorado Redistricting Was Struck Down
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

" ... Like the Texas effort, which also is facing court challenge, the Colorado redistricting scheme would have set a dangerous precedent for a redistricting system that is already corroding democracy nationally with partisan machinations designed to deprive voters of electoral choice."

washingtonpost.com

Once Is Enough

Wednesday, December 3, 2003; Page A28

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From the first paragraph--

WHEN IT STRUCK down the attempt by the Colorado legislature to draw new congressional districts between census cycles, that state's supreme court sounded an important alarm about a genuinely alarming development. The mid-cycle redistricting by the Colorado General Assembly garnered a lot less attention than the high-profile slugfest in Texas -- both because it would shift fewer seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to Republicans and because Democratic legislators did not flee the state to block its passage. But like the Texas effort, which also is facing court challenge, the Colorado redistricting scheme would have set a dangerous precedent for a redistricting system that is already corroding democracy nationally with partisan machinations designed to deprive voters of electoral choice. ...

2003 The Washington Post Company
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30081-2003Dec2.html

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