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It is difficult (or impossible) to give objective proof of motivations, which are inherently subjective. It's additionally difficult to give proof of the motivations of entire political parties, which in a two-party system are inevitably odd coalitions of people with disparate goals. I would suggest that the most diplomatic response could be the following. ...


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The whole foundation of the strategy that gives rise to these voter suppression laws is to avoid exactly that direct, causal link. The recent Supreme Court case Chamber of Commerce v. New York reaffirmed that it's not legitimate to simply target voters that don't agree with you. So you're essentially asking to be shown the ways in which people executing ...


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A majority of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus represent majority-minority districts. Many of those districts are the result of gerrymanders that aim to comply with Section 2 or Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (the two reasons courts have accepted for permitting racial gerrymanders). It would be difficult to write HR 1 in such a way ...


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TL;DR Interesting question. I did some research and found that this claim is true. The last time such a scenario where the winner of a special election, held to replace someone appointed to a job in a presidential administration outperformed that appointee, was in 1933. For this research, I used FiveThirtyEight's Congressional Resignations dataset which ...


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Let's start with the Constitution Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1 The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators. Congress has a pretty good ...


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Unfortunately, this data doesn't appear to be freely available. It can be purchased from the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office here, in accordance with Section 1.10.35.10 of the New Mexico Administrative Code: 1.10.35.10 VOTER RECORDS REQUESTS: A. All requesters of voter file data or public service requests shall complete the affidavit of authorization ...


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