Wednesday, December 13, 2006

One down one to go*

For the many of you who didn't know that the midterm elections weren't/aren't yet over, there was a runoff last night in TX-23 Congressional District. TX-23 which was gerrymandering in 2002 was found to violate the Voting Rights Act by diluting the Hispanic vote. Last night Democrat Ciro Rodriguez beat 7 term incumbent Republican Henry Bonilla. Bonilla was the only hispanic Republican in Congress and I was glad to return purity to the Great White Party, not to be confused with the Great White Party

*FL-13 is still up in the air after voting machine error or ballot layout error resulted in a loss of 18,000 votes in a race that was decided by less than 400 votes. And no, of course there is no paper trail for these machines.


baby guanaco said...

so would Bonilla--which rhymes with vanilla, which is another way to say "white"--be once bitten, twice shy here?

DM said...

It took me a while to figure out what you were asking.

No, I don't think Bonilla would switch parties. Even if he did, I think the voters would be "once bitten, twice shy."