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The brave new world of Mark Martin

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Secretary of State Mark Martin (R-Pluto) is a continuing source of amusement, consternation or something.

The Democrat-Gazette this morning says he's drawn up maps for House districts that include one with a Hispanic majority in Northwest Arkansas.

That's nice.

Remember when he said such a thing was a non-starter?

It was less than a week ago that he was quoted as telling the right-wing Arkansas Watch blog a Latino majority district "is not going to happen."

Of course, just because Mark Martin says something is or is not going to happen does not make it so, particularly given his minority position on the state Board of Apportionment. And what he says one day might well be inoperative the next.

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