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  1. Romegaguy says:

    I am hearing that some other legislators are wanting their districts redrawn to take out announced opponents…

  2. UGA Wins 2005 says:

    It seems that the Democrats can whine and cry all day long but the changes in the Clark County map will stand.

    Time to move on.

  3. UGA Wins 2005, from here on out I will consider you the expert on what is best for Athens based solely on your ability to spell Clarke County correctly.

    Rome: I overheard a Democratic housemember say that Hudgens plan was a “test”. If there wasn’t much opposition to the mere fact that they were doing this egregious mid-cycle partisan redistricting, then it could be all systems go for similar proposals from the House and other Senators.

    Nobody gives a shit, but at some point soon Republicans will cede any moral high ground they may have had on the Democrats. Our only hope at that point will be electing a Democratic governor by 2010 and making sure Republicans don’t have a 2/3 majority to override any vetos, at which point either a court will draw our maps (again), and who knows what they will look like by then, or we could push for some sort of bipartisan commission to draw them.

    Again, not that anybody cares, but I think a bipartisan commission isn’t a bad way to go. You can’t completely take partisanship out of redistricting so maybe you would let the majority and minority leaders of each house appoint a member, and then you’d let the governor choose a member, and then you’d let the chairman of the party that doesn’t hold the governor’s mansion (or highest elected official of that party not in the legislature) choose the 6th member. 3 from each side.

    Then they could either elect (by unanimous vote) a 7th member who could break ties, or they could just agree that if they can’t come to an agreement a court will draw it.

    Anyone?

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