Let the Redistricting Begin--Census Numbers Out Today

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by mountainpass, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    At the Gold Dome.
    At the Capitol.
     

  2. mountainpass

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    Georgia will add one House Congressional Seat.
     
  3. bdee

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    On a national level, if folks are leaving from blue states and heading for red states, do they suddenly become conservative voters?
     
  4. mountainpass

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    GA grew 18% since 2000. Based on the recent election I'm guessing they did. I bet once a blue voter is exposed to the logic of a red neighbor they see the light.
     
  5. bdee

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    If I remember correctly the congressional split here was 10-5 republican. I imagine they will try to make it 11-5. They will have to create safe seats that will be located in predominantly black neighborhoods to comply with the Voting Rights Act.

    I wonder what the long-term political implications in the state will be.
     
  6. mountainpass

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    We just picked up our 14th. It will go to North Georgia. The VRA will not be an issue up here.
     
  7. RecoveringYankee

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    Unfortunately, the VRA always seems to be an issue. All the lines are going to be redrawn to some extent to fit in a new district.
     
  8. mountainpass

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    One other thing we picked up an Electoral College Vote.

    And if that's not enough NJ lost one and NY lost 2.
     
  9. mountainpass

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    The county numbers were released today at 2:00.
    http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politic ... 76200.html
     
  10. SYN ACK

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    That's probably part of it, but my thought was that it was just the red northerners stuck in blue states migrating to somewhere more comfortable, politically.
     
  11. RecoveringYankee

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    Somebody call my name?

    Not just politically. The culture, the atmosphere, the attitude, the level of freedom. It's all better down here.
     
  12. moga

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    By Jeffry Scott

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    7:36 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011


    The growth of the Hispanic population in metro Atlanta nearly doubled since the 2000 census, outpacing the huge Hispanic population surge statewide, despite the slump in the housing industry that employed many Hispanics.

    In a core nine-county metro area, the Hispanic population grew from 247,477 in the 2000 census, to 477,891, a jump of over 93 percent.
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    They also said the lack of a hard count and only an estimate (approximately 820,000 statewide) from the U.S. Census Bureau during the peak of the housing boom could mean thousands of Hispanics, many of them illegal immigrants, could have come and gone from the state and metro area between 2000 and 2010.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/hispanic-popula ... tArticle=y
     
  13. mountainpass

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    http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section ... cle/47665/
     
  14. livesounder

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    :ditto:
     
  15. Phil1979

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    Yep, people down here do seem to be more kind, friendly, and neighborly. Must have something to do with the Bible Belt. :)

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  16. livesounder

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    I doubt that conclusion.

    A lot.
     
  17. IrishTiger

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    Someone please just tell me that John Lewis will just get redistricted right on out of office!!!!!
     
  18. bdee

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    We gained a seat, so when they redistrict, his seat will become even safer. So will Hank Johnson's seat. Having John Lewis covers the VRA provision.