Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Redistricting Quandry

There is more at stake in the coming General Election than which party will be in legislative control:

What national constituency maps really highlight-whether such models intend to or not-is the importance of elections for State Legislatures in Tennessee and around the country. Parties that control their respective Legislatures in any given State control the process whereby congressional and legislative district lines are redrawn after a federal census, which is one reason why Tennessee Republicans are so keen to let the world know that they are favored to pick up seats in the State House of Representatives this year. Whatever your political party, those who are in-th-know politically realize that there is much more at stake in the 2010 General Election than which political party controls Congress or the General Assembly, but literally which party could control those institutions for years, and perhaps decades to come.

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