With the Supreme Court saying that Section 4 of the voting rights act needs a do over thus making Section 5 void, many of us are not happy. The odds of Congress coming up with a new formula are pretty slim. But, all may not be lost.
We know that the Republican controlled state houses used the 2010 Census to draw districts that allowed them to hold on to the House last year. This despite Section 4 in at least some of those states. This morning, Politico.com published a story by Alex Isenstadt in which he points out that this gerrymandering may have unintended consequences for them.
But the party could pay a steep price for that dominance.
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