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They're doing to the suburbs now what they used to do to Austin or big cities. That tells you where Texas Republicans are -- that Texas Republicans really need to use the rural areas to neutralize the suburbs, in a lot of ways, it's a replay of the battles that have been going on for the last couple of decades, since Texas Republicans gained control of redistricting. The one variant is White voters in the suburbs.
( In South Florida) the problem with white Democrats is they tend to live near white Republicans, sometimes in the same house, so unless you're gerrymandering down somebody's bed... South Florida's really hard to gerrymander white Democrats when there aren't that many of them, south Florida's much more efficient because of residential segregation to target communities of color. And so you really can't politically gerrymander in South Florida without targeting communities of color, which gets you right into race based claims.