The Democrats vs. Electoral Reform

Norman Ornstein of American Enterprise Institute recently wrote an article lamenting the recent Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder that struck down a part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). Ornstein bemoans the usual: voter suppression, increased difficulty in voter registration, voter ID, all perpetrated by those monsters in the South. The most risible claim Ornstein makes is gerrymandering. Under the VRA, gerrymandering never went away. Check out the congressional districts for members of the Congressional Black Caucus, especially North Carolina's 12th District and Texas' 33rd District. One might wonder if those strange district boundaries were drawn up for the sole purpose of getting folks elected who have high levels of melanin in their skin.(To be fair to Mr. Ornstein, the second half of his article has some interesting proposals; I even endorsed one.) On September 30, Hot Air reported that the Justice Department "will file a lawsuit to block North...(Read Full Article)

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