Statements about Redistricting
Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says the NAACP's Ohio chapter has endorsed Issue 2.
A member of the redistricting commission proposed in Issue 2 "could accept a bribe from somebody" and "couldn’t be removed from this commission."
Says Ohio's Issue 2 will create a redistricting commission that will "have a blank check to spend our money."
"Thousands of politicians from across Ohio – along with their relatives, employees and friends – are still eligible to serve" on the proposed redistricting commission.
Says no city comparable in size to Austin or smaller was broken into as many congressional districts.
"District 22 includes about 80% of the district I have represented since 2010. District 20 includes about 20% of the area I have represented since 2010."
Says he represents or has represented about half the San Antonio-rooted district in which he seeks election.
"It's the first time in the nation this many members have been drawn (by a Legislature) into the same districts where it wasn't a court order."
"This year’s redistricting has been the most open, interactive and transparent redistricting process in Tennessee history."
Says that after she declared her candidacy for Congress, "the redistricting process was manipulated to allow incumbent politicians to guarantee their re-election."
More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."
Dem-controlled Ohio House voted "to change the process, to create objective criteria, to modify the Constitution" ... to "take politics out of the efforts to draw legislative boundaries."
"The governor won this state with 49 percent. We had some of the closest races in the House in history. So you’re not dealing with this 70-30, like they want to make it."
Says "over the last 48 years, every governor at the midterm of his first term or her first term has lost seats in the Legislature, with the exception of Jim McGreevey in 2003."
Proof of citizenship isn't necessary before you register to vote in Florida.
"About 57 percent of registered Democrats in the new (9th Congressional) district come from my old district."
Says that to drive the length of the newly drawn 15th District "you’d find yourself on the road as long as it would take to drive from Columbus to Niagara Falls."
Says that U.S. Rep. Allen West is "a constituent of mine."
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