LULAC v. TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
by amde, Fri May 09, 2008 at 10:51:43 PM EDT
So I totally agree with LULAC on this one. By the way if you dont know what LULAC stands for...
League of United Latin American Citizens
it all stems from the March 4 Texas Primary.
All right so because the delegate allotment in Texas discriminates against heavily populated Hispanic districts, LULAC and Mexican American Bar Association of Houston are suing the Texas Democratic Party.
the TDP failed to seek clearance required by the U.S. Justice Department for the so-called "Texas Two Step." The groups also argue the system effectively discriminates against Latino voters by giving them fewer delegates.
Hispanic districts, where turnout was low in 2004 and 2006, got fewer delegates than others, particularly urban, predominantly black districts.
They are not seeking that the delegates already elected in the presidential primary be removed from the convention. They contend it has nothing to do with Hilary and Barack, but all they want is for
the delegates reallocated to give Latino-majority areas a stronger voice,
a resolution to change the presidential election system ie. the two step will be made at the State Convention on June 6-7 in Austin.
take a look at the delegate distribution in Texas:
Obviously Hispanics represent a bigger majority of the population in Texas but it does not correspond to the power they have in the election process. I applaud LULAC and hope that Hispanics will have a bigger voice in determining elected officials.