Democrats Get Election-Altering Redistricting Victory In Pennsylvania

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Donald Trump and the Republican Party know exactly what happens when people have full access to the voting booth. In 2020, when access was made far easier as a result of the pandemic, record numbers of voters turned out, giving the Republican nominee the second highest number of votes in history. Their only problem is that the GOP’s opponent, Joe Biden, got the number one spot.

To combat this, Republicans all over the country have clung to Trump’s Big Lie – the one that says Trump actually won the 2020 election but the votes were stolen from him by Democrats, the Republican establishment, election officials, Italy, the very late former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and a vote tabling machine manufacturer – to try to pass all new laws around “voter integrity,” including all new gerrymandered district maps.

In Pennsylvania, voting rights attorney Marc Elias argued against one of those gerrymandered maps. In court, democracy won.In fact, democracy won so big that Elias and his voting rights organization, who submitted a congressional map that is more fairly aligned with the population of Pennsylvania, will be the one used in the 2022 midterms.

Discussing the complaint made about the maps and the basis behind the judge’s decision, according to Democracy Docket:

‘The petition points out that Pennsylvania’s current congressional map, which was drawn using 2010 census data, is malapportioned given population shifts over the last decade and  contains an extra district after the state lost a congressional seat following the 2020 census. The lawsuit argues that, since the General Assembly and governor failed to reach a compromise on a new plan before the General Assembly concluded their session and the Legislature will not reconvene until January 2022, it is necessary for the judicial system to step in and draw new districts before the 2022 election cycle begins.’

Twitter thanked Elias for all the wor

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