I hate the race card, but I say fight fire with fire. The Hispanic Republican Governor of Nevada says the Democrat re-districting plan for Nevada is anti-Hispanic.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a redistricting bill Saturday that was zipped through the Legislature by Democratic lawmakers, accusing the majority party of seeking political gain and violating the Voting Rights Act.
Sandoval, the first Hispanic to move into the Silver State's Governor's Mansion, said the maps drawn by Democrats dilute the power of minority voters. Hispanics make up about a quarter of the state's population.
“In the last 10 years, the Hispanic community in our state has grown significantly,” Sandoval said. “The law and common sense requires that we recognize this fact and afford Hispanics an equal opportunity to election representatives of their choosing.”
Democrats hold slim majorities in both the Assembly and Senate but lack the votes necessary to override Sandoval's veto.