By letting Republicans take control of over two-thirds of state governments over the past ten years Democrats have placed themselves on the outside of the all-important process of drawing congressional districts. This of course has allowed GOP gerrymandering to take place at the federal and state level. The result of that has been that the minority Republican Party controls the government while the majority Democratic Party controls nothing except a few state governments.
Yesterday a three-judge federal panel ruled that Republican-drawn congressional districts in North Carolina have been gerrymandered in such a way that they violate the United States Constitution. The panel held that the districts were established by the GOP legislature for the purpose of favoring Republicans over Democrats, which is not a valid reason for delineating congressional districts.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a gerrymandered congressional district map in North Carolina which was supported by the state’s Republican Party, overturning a lower court’s ruling which had said the map was unconstitutional. The ruling was considered a major setback for North Carolina’s Democratic Party.
Simply put, “partisan gerrymandering” is a rebrand of “race based gerrymandering.” Republicans are trying to find the magic words to suppress votes by people who are more likely to vote for Democrats.
On October 3, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could deem “partisan gerrymandering” constitutional.
Democrats are projected to win more than 54% of the vote in the 2018 House elections, but only pick up 12 seats thanks to heavily gerrymandered Congressional districts.
The Obama backed, and Eric Holder chaired, National Democratic Redistricting Committee has raised $10.8 million in six months in their effort to combat Republican election rigging through gerrymandering.
The Supreme Court decided to hear a case that will determine if gerrymandering for partisan benefit is constitutional. This will be the landmark case that either shuts down Republican cheating or allows Republicans to use DeVos math to win elections.
By ruling that Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission is constitutional, the Supreme Court of the United States kicked plutocrat-loving, election rigging, gerrymandering Republicans in the gut.
In a ruling on attorney's fees related to a redistricting case, a Federal Court Judge dealt Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott two doses of humiliation.
On Wednesday, the Michigan State Senate passed a bill that requires a woman to purchase separate health insurance prior to getting an abortion.
In reality the future of the Voting Rights Act depends on whether Justice Kennedy places a higher priority on states' rights, or the rights of millions of Americans to vote.
Bitter old white male that he is, even John McCain knows immigration reform is not an option. You can either try and grow more fingers to plug up the cracks in the dike or you can learn how to swim
Like every dirty trick Republicans use to steal elections, the American Legislative Exchange Council is behind Electoral College rigging efforts in blue states that overwhelmingly voted for Obama.
Will Republicans use the redistricting advantages they achieved after their 2010 sweep to change the way electoral votes are apportioned?