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Re: Corrine Delivers: Quick-Picks 2015...
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2016, 09:36:55 PM »

Not quite. Redistricting in general was mandated by the courts due to the near-total lack of minority representation in Congress. But the Republicans were heavily involved in the way that redistricting occurred. They worked closely with minority Democrats unhappy with the previous status quo - and with the Democratic Party's failure to work toward representing minority neighborhoods, to create the current gerrymandered districts.

The gerrymandering they came up with concentrated black and Latino neighorhoods into certain districts, ensuring that a few districts would always have minority representatives, but also making the Democrats much less competitive in all the other districts. It's a mess now, but it was a mess before.

Wrong. And yes, Tacachale, quite. There's a mythology that has developed around this stuff for partisan reasons but a range of plaintiffs were involved in the 1992 lawsuit -- most of them Democrats or nominally nonpartisan groups closely aligned with Democrats.

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DeGrandy v. Wetherell, 794 F. Supp. 1076 (N.D. Fla. 1992)
The Legislature did not adopt a congressional redistricting plan either during the regular session that adjourned March 14, 1992, or during a special session that adjourned April 1, 1992. A three-judge panel then held that the congressional redistricting plan adopted in 1982 violated Article I, § 2 of the United States Constitution, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, the one person, one vote principle, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On May 29, 1992, the court ordered the state to conduct the 1992 congressional election and subsequent congressional elections in accordance with a redistricting plan adopted by the court.

The important thing here to note is that a bunch of proposed maps were submitted by a wide range of interested parties and the federal court, because of gridlock in the Florida Legislature, heavily relied upon certain submitted maps, most of them from Democrats or nominally nonpartisan groups closely aligned with Democrats.

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The independent expert assembled his plan (Plan 308) from key portions of other plans, in particular the DeGrandy plan [RattlerGator: Republican-friendly], the Common Cause plan [RattlerGator: Democrat-friendly], the Margolis plan [RattlerGator: Democrat and Senate President], and the NAACP plan [RattlerGator: Democrat-friendly]. The expert plan takes the NAACP and DeGrandy approach of creating two African-American majority districts, plus one influence African-American district. Additionally, the expert's plan follows the DeGrandy approach with some modification in south Florida, keeping Cuban-American communities together and creating two Hispanic super majority districts, plus one African-American majority district, in Dade County. The expert pointed out that his plan follows the lead of the  Margolis plan [RattlerGator: Again, Democrat and 1992 Senate President] with respect to the African-American majority district in north Florida. However, the plan makes changes in that district based upon the NAACP plan. Additionally, the expert witness points out that the plan generally follows the Common Cause approach to central Florida.

So, as anyone can plainly see . . . the Republicans didn't drive this train and clearly aren't responsible for it. The court drew the district largely based on maps generated by Democrats or Democrat-friendly groups. It should also be noted that this is ESPECIALLY TRUE with respect to Corrine's district -- heavily influenced by the (1) Margolis, (2) Common Cause, and (3) NAACP maps. Democrat, Democrat, Democrat.

Those are the cold, hard facts Stephen (that stupid boomerang keeps slapping you, bwah!) and no amount of northeast Florida gossip from Corrine or Ander Crenshaw or anyone else can change that. The idea that so many Democrats absolutely refuse to own this particular fact is telling but ultimately irrelevant to the truth of the matter asserted.

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Re: Corrine Delivers: Quick-Picks 2015...
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2016, 09:49:35 PM »
This just out this evening, Times Union.

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Brown’s political spending has come under scrutiny in the last year by the Federal Election Commission.

The agency notified her political committee, Friends of Corrine Brown, that it found several discrepancies, including the committee’s records showing it spent $7,800 more than it recorded having in its account. That finding suggests the committee took on a debt that it didn’t record in its report, overdrew its account or made a mathematical error, according to a letter from the FEC in June.

The letter instructed the committee to respond to the finding by June 29. “Failure to adequately respond… could result in an audit or enforcement action,” the letter said.

Brown didn’t file a written response or an amended report, according to the FEC’s website. A FEC spokeswoman said she wasn’t permitted to say whether the issue was still open or an audit was being conducted.
  For full story click link: http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-01-06/story/us-rep-brown-served-subpoena-long-time-aide-visited-federal-agents[/quote]
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Re: Corrine Delivers: Quick-Picks 2015...
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2016, 02:27:25 PM »
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While her office won't say what the subpoena is for, local leaders who spoke with Action News Jax said they think it could be about her quick picks.
Every election Brown hands out quick picks to her constituents telling them who she is endorsing.
Action News Jax spoke to one former candidate Wednesday who described his encounter with Brown's quick picks.
Dick Kravitz ran for tax collector in 2011 and lost. He said he went to Brown asking for support.
Kravitz said Brown and an aid explained that if Brown offered her support, Kravitz would have to pay for printing costs either $10,000 or $15,000.
Kravitz said he left to consider it, and then realized the math did not add up, so he never went back for the endorsement.
 
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Re: Corrine Delivers: Quick-Picks 2015...
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2016, 03:37:37 PM »
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While her office won't say what the subpoena is for, local leaders who spoke with Action News Jax said they think it could be about her quick picks.
Every election Brown hands out quick picks to her constituents telling them who she is endorsing.
Action News Jax spoke to one former candidate Wednesday who described his encounter with Brown's quick picks.
Dick Kravitz ran for tax collector in 2011 and lost. He said he went to Brown asking for support.
Kravitz said Brown and an aid explained that if Brown offered her support, Kravitz would have to pay for printing costs either $10,000 or $15,000.
Kravitz said he left to consider it, and then realized the math did not add up, so he never went back for the endorsement.
 
- See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/rep-corrine-brown-served-federal-subpoena/npyhS/#sthash.oYxgdjb5.dpuf

Pack your bags Corrine, your time on the taxpayers back is over! Maybe she can get city employees to help her move...
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Re: Corrine Delivers: Quick-Picks 2015...
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2016, 05:44:24 PM »
Thanks for the re-post Stephen.  There is much more cooking right now and more than one investigation into Corrine and her associates under way.  Just know that Corrine's claims that this is political because of the redistricting is false.  This current investigation was underway more than a year ago and hasn't one doggone thing to do with redistricting.  That is a convenient claim that ties in with her rhetoric about being under political attack.  Not so.  Also know that at the meeting Corrine was served during her lunch at Bono's, there indeed was conversation about redistricting but the meeting was about Medicaid/Medicare expansion.  At that table was Reggie Gaffney who for those who have forgotten was caught falsely billing Medicaid to the tune of 1.4 million through his non-profit Community Rehabilitation Center. Prior to 2010 Corrine had put in over 3 million dollars in "earmarks" for this same organization. It was in August of last year that Gaffney's name was removed as a principal from the CRC. LLC.  All the years prior his name is there. Connect the dots folks.

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Re: Corrine Delivers: Quick-Picks 2015...
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2016, 04:56:07 PM »
So the public is learning more about Corrine's non profit dealings.  Here is another of her non profits that has no or foundation in a legal non profit entity and to no ones Surprise, Corrine will not comment on it.  Let me make it clear to those of you just opening your eyes to the dealings of Corrine Brown.  This is just one of a myriad of questionable dealings that officials are looking into! 

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Over the past four years, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown repeatedly has used her name, office and political connections to steer tens of thousands of dollars to an obscure organization in Northern Virginia that says it helps a range of charities.
Brown has touted the group, One Door for Education — Amy Anderson Scholarship Foundation, as a charitable nonprofit when courting potential donors.

But the partnership with Brown is curious because One Door — a group unknown to some of its neighbors and several causes it says it supports — doesn’t appear to have the tax-exempt status commonly held by charities even as it has taken in substantial donations.

It’s not clear why Brown has taken such a keen interest in One Door. The normally loquacious congresswoman refused to talk about it, and One Door, based in Leesburg, Va., hasn’t returned multiple phone calls and emails.

Brown’s close association with One Door is unusual both for the extent of her financial help and the exposure to a wider audience her backing seems to offer.

One Door, based in a single-family house in an affluent suburb 40 miles northwest of Washington, has received money from political action committees, lobbyists and foundations run by people around Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat whose political franchise is advocacy for the dispossessed in Northeast and Central Florida.

Brown also sought donations for One Door as part of a 2013 golf tournament where sponsorship levels reached as high as $20,000, though it’s unclear how successful Brown’s fundraising push was. Invitations — which included One Door letterhead, the U.S. House of Representatives seal and Brown’s signature — were sent to her supporters and city officials.

The Times-Union was able to track money that came from a committee organized by Brown, from people or organizations who have also given to Brown, and from a wealthy foundation active in education that isn’t known to have past dealings with the 23-year House member.


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http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2016-01-30/story/us-rep-corrine-brown-has-steered-tens-thousands-dollars-unusual
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