Thursday, January 26th, 2012

GOP Latino Vote Manipulation Shows They Can’t Get Past Race

Republican gerrymanderers were planning to create a “metric” to manipulate the numbers of Latinos to the advantage of the Republican Party before the redistricting process in Texas even began, according to recent emails released from the redistricting preclearance trial in Washington, DC. According to the emails of November 17 and 19, 2010, between two of

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Texas Redistricting: The Telenovela

A lot of people have commented lately that all of this redistricting business, especially in Texas, is terribly confusing and consequently, no one cares. For political nerds like me, that’s a straight up tragedy, considering that what...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rick Perry’s Voter Legislation Disenfranchises Latino Voters

By Rebecca Acuña, Dep. Political Director for Base Outreach for the Texas Democratic Party The 82nd legislative session began on a precipice of disaster. Absent of the federal stimulus dollars on which Governor Perry relied in 2009,...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Texas Redistricting Trial Shows Anti-Latino GOP Policies

The fundamental reason we have a Census every 10 years is to determine how many seats each state will have in the United States House of Representatives. After the Census numbers are finalized then each state government...

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Latino Republican Lied About Redistricting Involvement

Republican State Rep. Aaron Peña allegedly lied about his involvement in redistricting along the Rio Grande Valley (the border for non-Texans), according to a report from the Texas Democratic Party. Here’s an excerpt from the report: In...