It’s not how you play the game…

…it’s whether you win:

“While the eyes of the nation were turned toward President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, the Virginia State Senate managed to hurriedly pass a bill that would redistrict the state’s senate seats.

The vote, 20-19, would have been a tie had Democratic Senator Henry Marsh been present. Marsh, a civil rights leader, was in Washington, D.C., attending the inauguration.

This isn’t the first time that Virginia has attempted to redraw district lines conveniently for Republicans. Just last month, the state’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli lobbied to have the state exempt from the Voting Rights Act’s redistricting requirements because the state had “outgrown” racism. Largely, redistricting has disenfranchised Democratic votes.”

So… another gerrymadering victory for vaginal probe enthusiast Governor Bob McDonnell.

(Think Progress)

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0 Responses to It’s not how you play the game…

  1. Bruce388 says:

    As with Lance and the boys, cheating is the only way they can compete.


  2. grs says:

    Waldo has the lowdown on the lowdown.


  3. tommyspoon says:

    Sooooo glad that I no longer live there…


  4. DRoseDARs says:

    To be fair, Gov. McDonnell has come out saying he was surprised and put off by this move. Hasn’t declared he’ll veto it, but even he recognizes publicly that this was a dick move by the state GOP.



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