Department of Injustice: diluting a citizen’s vote

Posted by: Phineas on November 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"...but some animals are more equal than others"

Found this post by Christian Adams over at the Election Law Center: the Department of Justice wants illegal and legal non-citizens counted as part of redistricting:

In the City of Irving case, the Department of Justice has asked for permission to make oral arguments that illegal aliens and noncitizens should be counted for state and local redistricting purposes. As reported earlier at ELC, this position has the effect of diluting the legislative power of American citizens and shifting power to noncitizens and illegal aliens. In areas with high citizenship, 100,000 citizens (for example) would have one legislator. In contrast, areas with high illegal alien populations (say 20,000 illegal aliens, 10,000 green card holders and 70,000 citizens) would also get a single legislator.

ELC’s earlier discussion of vote-dilution is here. In essence, since districts must be of equal size in terms of population, that means a district with 100,000 people who are all citizens will receive less representation than a district of 100,000 people, only 70,000 of whom are legal citizens and 30,000 are illegal aliens or legal (non-citizen) residents. Apparently the courts require counting all people for House races, but haven’t spoken about state and local races.

This is clearly an attempt by DoJ to extend its power over states’ and localities’ ability to draw their own electoral districts. This is already done in some parts of the country under the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts, but those laws are meant to protect the rights of citizens to a fair vote. Justice’s argument in Texas is an effort to dilute citizen’s votes.

Like Operation Fast and Furious, it is a perverse inversion of what the Department of Justice is supposed to be doing.

On reflection, DoJ’s push to count non-citizens seems to be an effort to create more “minority-majority” districts, many of which would likely turn into safe seats for the Democratic Party, which is nearly moribund at the state level in Texas. The DoJ is using a racial spoils system to favor one party by diluting the votes of some citizens.

And that stinks.

RELATED: I recently reviewed Adams’ new book, “Injustice: exposing the racial agenda of the Obama Justice Department”

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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11 Responses to “Department of Injustice: diluting a citizen’s vote”

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  1. MotherGoose says:

    Disgusting!

  2. Tim Barnes says:

    I’m sure ACORN plans to register them anyway.

  3. dunce says:

    Illegals have always been counted for redistricting, Irving must have tried to stop counting them for the DOJ arm of the democrat party to get involved. As a result of the motor voter law most of them are registered voters.

  4. Carlos says:

    dunce, shhhhh! We aren’t supposed to be aware of the connection between the motor-voter law and criminal voting!

    And if the City of Irving knows about the criminal aliens, why don’t they have the cops out running them back across “the border (that) is more secure than evuh!”?

  5. Georg Felis says:

    So in theory you could wind up with a voting district completly filled with illegal aliens, who are not eligible to vote. Assuming the person running for office is eligible, that brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “one man, one vote”.

  6. Robert says:

    this is what happens when people who hate America and hate Americans are allowed to run America. they either turn our laws against us in their daily assault on us, or they ignore our laws when those laws prevent them from destroying us.

    we need to flush this filth, these scum, these DemoNazis out of power next year so hard they never come back.

  7. Zachriel says:

    You do realize the Constitution requires apportionment based on population. Texas electoral law has been under federal jurisdiction since the Civil Rights Act due to their generations of overt and official discrimination in voting rights.

    Fourteenth Amendment: Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.

  8. Carlos says:

    Yeah, I suppose this is one of those “shadowy” terms or penumbras or whatever the courts have used for the last hundred years to remake the Constitution and laws of the land into their personal vision of Utopia.

    Does it ever occur to anyone left of a spineless weasel moderate that the laws of our country generally refer to citizens, unless they are talking about specific crimes and criminal actions? Like entering the country without permission?

  9. ant says:

    @Zachriel. As the Reconquista activist groups are found of telling us, they are Mexico’s (and the Southwest’s) indigenous people (Indians) and therefore excluded. Despite the left’s insistance on such, you cannot redefine everything to your benefit. You’re either an American citizen or an alien with foreign allegiance.

  10. Zachriel says:

    ant: As the Reconquista activist groups are found of telling us, they are Mexico’s (and the Southwest’s) indigenous people (Indians) and therefore excluded. Despite the left’s insistance on such, you cannot redefine everything to your benefit. You’re either an American citizen or an alien with foreign allegiance.

    Citizenship was provided for native-born Indians in 1924. Undocumented aliens are not citizens, but the U.S. Constitution is clear that apportionment is by number of persons. Whether this applies to the states, or whether this applies to states under the Civil Rights Act is the question now being put forth to the courts.

  11. Lorica says:

    Yet another attempt by this current Demon-rat administration to ensure a Demon-rat majority for the next 100 years… or should I say the next 50 years. If We The People don’t stand against this, We the Collective won’t last that long. – Lorica