Would You Like Cheese With That Whine?
The Democrats are already whining about redistricting
This new district map essentially does the reverse, and insures that
cities, which are losing population, are not overrepresented in the next
General Assembly, hence the real source of the Democrats' concern.
There was very little in the way of complaint from Democrats about
under-representation of rural Tennessee and East Tennessee back when
they drew the districts and drew them to manufacture Democratic
majorities that were padded at best and an outright fabrication of
reality at worst. Now that it is time to administer the medication to
the patient-Tennessee's electoral system-that Democrats made sick with
years of neglect and taking their majorities for granted, Tennessee
Democrats do not want to take their medicine. As they know very well
from experience, the party that runs the General Assembly calls the tune
in Tennessee-see how we felt all those years?
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, Local politics, Tennessee politics