Statements about Redistricting

"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."

"Georgia is nearly 50 percent Democratic and (the Republican majority) diminished our voting strength to 32 percent through gerrymandered maps."

Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."

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.

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