Dark times for D.C. voting rights
As The Post reports today (following a similar write-up by Politics Daily two weeks ago), we're about to enter a new dark age for D.C. voting rights. As the era of the Democratic House comes to a close, the one piece of legislation that would have granted the city a token voting seat in the chamber (and that actually attracted bipartisan support) has drifted into irrelevance.
The legislation, originally crafted by former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis in 2006, would have balanced the District's Democratic seat with a Republican one for Utah, which had long complained that it had lost out in the last reapportionment of congressional seats in 2000. But with the 2010 Census complete and Utah getting its seat, the one thing that would have attracted some Republican votes just isn't there anymore.
[Continue reading Martin Austermuhle's post here at DCist.com.]
| November 29, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories: D.C., DC Vote, HotTopic, Local blog network, Vincent Gray
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