Redistricting ruling was important but will not slow Leftist charges of racial discrimination

Pratt on TexasIn the very important ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the historical view that redistricting is inherently a political process and that the judiciary has no business inserting itself into the allocation of political power, the court brushed away challenges to Texas’ redistricting efforts when such are aimed at protecting the power of the political party running the show when such is done.

In explaining such I pointed out that there remains a serious conundrum: While redistricting for partisan purposes is outside the purview of the courts, racial issues under the Voting Rights Act are still an issue for federal judges.

Because some minority, or protected, demographics vote heavily for Democrats, when Republicans draw them into districts to dilute their partisan power as Democrats, Democrats will claim that such was to dilute their power as minorities.

And herein lies the easy to manipulate problem: Because some minority, or protected, demographics vote heavily for Democrats, when Republicans draw them into districts to dilute their partisan power as Democrats, Democrats will claim that such was to dilute their power as minorities.

Renea Hicks, who has sued Texas over redistricting, said of the ruling: “They can use partisanship to locate minorities, then draw lines. Now they have even more to hide behind.”

“Hicks said the reason [partisan advantage] could be used to mask a racial purpose, particularly because Latino and African American voters tend to favor Democrats,” the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Hicks’ comments proves the point I made when the ruling was released.

The decision was extremely important in upholding how things are supposed to work but will not stop the constant charging of racial and ethnic discrimination by the Left in Texas and anywhere else Republicans run redistricting.

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