For as long as Democrats have been in charge of legislative redistricting in Illinois, my right to be represented fairly has been trampled, without a peep from the like of Eric Holder who are determined to find racism under every rock. (Slate: "Erick Holder: We won't allow 'open season' on voter ID laws.")
The Constitution requires that congressional districts must be "compact and contiguous" but House Speaker Michael Madigan who is in charge of Democratic-controlled redistricting, has creating maps maximize Dem control while leaving Republican voters pretty much out in the cold.
To be successful in his suit against Texas requiring voter ID, Holder must prove that requiring voters to show an ID at the polls is intended to trample on minority voting rights. That's a high standard. But it's easy to show that Madigan et al clearly intended to smother the importance of my vote.
Yes, I know that I'm mixing legal apples and oranges by drawing parallels to these two issues. But, isn't disenfranchisement still disenfranchisement, no matter the color of my skin?
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