Dickey's So Angry About Redistricting Map She Wants Texas Attorney General, DOJ to Intervene
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"The new map was approved by the Dallas County Commissioners without the benefit of public review or comment as required," Dickey says in a statement just dispatched by her office. "I ask that the Attorney General's office and the Department of Justice rule the new district map invalid and restore the original redrawn district map that was presented to the public for comment. The court failed to give the public proper notice which has resulted in what is, at a minimum, a disenfranchisement of thousands of voters."
On the other side is her missive to Abbott, which she sent Friday. In it Dickey writes:
"In addition to switching Cantrell to what is planned to be the stronger Republican district, it will also cause the new, weaker Republican District 1 to be up for election as an open seat in 2012 when President Obama is campaigning. No doubt, the Democrat Commissioners expect this fact to help secure a victory for the Democrat nominee."The original and revised maps also follow. Dickeys Letter to Greg AbbottDallas County Commissioners Original Map2011 Dallas County Commissioners Amended Map