Politicians Protecting their Incumbency with Race?

No Way! They would never do that! We live in Massachusetts, we don’t have racism here, nor assumptions on how people would vote based on the color of their skin. Do we?

Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Boston’s districts must be redrawn: A panel of federal judges ordered Massachusetts House leaders yesterday to redraw the Boston legislative map, determining that the plan crafted by House Speaker Thomas M. Finneran and his lieutenants was designed to protect their own political futures at the expense of black voters’ constitutional rights.

The ruling gave House leaders six weeks to come up with a new map before the court creates a plan for them. The decision also barred the state from holding elections in the 17 House districts until the map is approved by the court.

~ by kinshay on 2004-02-26.

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