Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom Delay

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Abbott, Greg: and Colyandro, 63, 69, 94, 416n.32; DeLay's meetings with, 164, 179, 300; and Democrats breaking quorum, 144–145, 147, 422n.21; and final redistricting plan, 311; and Justice Department approval, 257, 438–439n.74; and Law Enforcement Alliance for America, 62– 63; and mid-decade redistricting plan, 260; and opinion on need for redistricting, 128; and position on legal advice, 433nn.31–32; and Ratliff, 161; and redistricting in 2009, 322; and remedial plan, 388; and Republican strategy, 91, 123, 127–128, 130, 181, 210, 426n.93; and review of Earle's withheld documents, 329; and role with conference committee, 246, 388; and Taylor, 95
Abilene, Texas, 171, 176, 218, 238, 240, 254
Abramoff, Jack, 291, 371–372, 374–378, 436–437n.18
African American officeholders: in 1961, 38, 38; as Democrats, 43; and dilution of minority voters' influence, 271; divisions among, 278–284; and election of 2004, 263; increase in, 32; and minority-opportunity districts, 40; and multimember districts, 39; in nineteenth century, 38; and racial issues, 214, 380–381; and redistricting conference committee, 248–249; as Republicans, 43, 255; and Texas House Democrats breaking quorum, 139–140, 149, 153, 278; and Texas Senate Democratic walkout, 191; and Voting Rights Act, 323–324
African Americans: in DeLay's district, 371; Democratic Party identification of, 12, 17, 33–34, 43; during Reconstruction, 16; and final redistricting plan, 262; historical exclusion of, 32, 37–38, 43; and minority-opportunity districts, 41–42, 44 –45, 269–270, 272, 414n.7, 417–418; population of, 34, 284, 320, 413n.2, 418n.5; and Republican strategy, 4, 7, 104, 126 –127, 129; and single-member districts, 40; and Texas House redistricting bill, 169; and Texas Senate redistricting plan, 233; and Texas Senate redistricting vote, 175; voter characteristics, 33– 34, 36
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 189, 191, 193, 195–201, 278
Alexander Strategy Group, 371–372, 442n.6
Alger, Bruce, 16, 27
Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, 61, 73, 292, 331, 333
Amarillo, Texas, 29, 216, 239–241

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