Obama Rallies America To Urgently Fight GOP Gerrymandering

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Republican members of Congress know that their most important objective is not legislating. No, instead they have been plotting to take over our government and lead our great nation into the arms of Donald Trump’s dictatorship. They do this by literally stealing votes from the Democratic voters. Look at this.

President Barack Obama announced that “the stakes could not be higher” for democracy. Then, he went after Republicans’ attempts to redistrict unfairly. See, the Republicans have been using gerrymandering to break up the Democrats’ voter access. The GOP has also attempted to make absurd state voting laws permanent.

President Obama spoke at a virtual fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) nonprofit. He said:

The GOP dominated state laws, according to CNN. And Obama said:

‘[Passed] laws designed to prevent American citizens from exercising their right to vote. And drawing congressional maps that drown out the voice of ordinary people.’

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In red states after the 2020 Census, the state-level Republicans  tried to sneak in new voting restrictions, according to CNN. Their bottom-up efforts would replace the patriotic people of both parties committed to the survival of our democracy with Trump acolytes. That would mean the Democrats will lose the House and the Senate, which would be catastrophic:

‘Most maps are redrawn and accepted by state legislatures, with many giving authority to the state’s governor to either approve or deny the new districts. Only a handful of states rely on relatively independent commissions to determine new maps.’

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‘Because the GOP has been more successful at winning state legislatures in recent years, some estimates suggest Republicans at large will pick up the five seats needed for a House majority in 2022 simply by redrawing state congressional maps.’

Former Attorney General and board member Eric Holder has been on the board of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) website. And Holder has been quietly working with Obama to change the gerrymandering laws to allow free access to voting for all Americans.

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President Obama pointed toward the not-so-Grand Old Party and their absurd attempts to redistrict our legislative maps. The results look like creatures living on the bottom of the deepest ocean:

‘Rather than argue, based on ideas, they are trying to tilt the playing field. And they aren’t even waiting for election day to do it. Their plan is to control state legislatures and congressional delegations before a single vote is cast. That is not how democracy is supposed to work.’

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President Obama called the federal lack of funds for voting rights laws “frustrating:”

‘I know voting rights legislation in Congress hasn’t moved as quickly as any one of us would have liked. And when democracy is being threatened by one party, it’s frustrating to see the world’s greatest deliberative body deliberating instead of voting.’

The 44th president claimed that top Democrats  are “continuing to work on a plan to get this done:”

‘I never bet against (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi. (Senate Majority Leader) Chuck Schumer is committed to this. President (Joe) Biden is committed to this, making this work. So we’ve still got some work to do, but I still believe there is a path for making real progress in getting this voting rights law done and also making sure that the redistricting process concludes in a way that ensure fairness, and reduces partisanship and polarization.’

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Hopefully, President Obama and Holder will be able to bring back voting rights, access, and fairness.


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