Saturday, November 5, 2011

New York Times on AZ Redistricting: Voters "Should Score Ms. Mathis' Removal as a Deliberate Act of Political Intimidation"

Posted By on Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 2:13 PM

The New York Times unloads on Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature over their redistricting ploy:


Governor Brewer, anticipating a “flawed product” from the commission, used her party’s supermajority in the Senate to engineer the two-thirds vote needed for the chairwoman’s removal. An attempt also to oust the commission’s two Democrats fell short of enough votes. It is unclear what will come of the issue in court fights now brewing. But voters who opted for something better 11 years ago should score Ms. Mathis’s removal as a deliberate act of political intimidation — and a cynical attempt to end run the law.

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