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Sound Off: Hinds County Redistricting

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By Dan Modisett - email

One of the oldest con games is the shell game.

A pea is placed under a shell and moved all around.

You pick the right shell and you win.

Problem is you never win, because the game is rigged.

That's what the Hinds County Board of Supervisors did with redistricting from the 2010 census.

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors hired a consultant without any notice, paid twice the going rate, showed two different plans just prior to their vote and then they adopted a plan no one had seen.

Maybe the reason Hinds County is losing population is because citizens have lost trust in their elected officials.

There is a big difference between shrewd politics and a con game.

Hinds County residents have already lost at the shell game, but it looks like there is plenty of snake oil for sale.

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