Skip to comments.The Anti-Trump Resistance Has a New Plan to Combat Gerrymandering
Posted on 05/22/2019 5:04:27 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Call it the Resistance 2.0.
Three liberal groups that launched in the chaotic aftermath of Donald Trumps 2016 election Arena, Run for Something and Swing Left are teaming up for the 2020 campaign season. But their goal isnt specifically to oust Trump. Theyre joining forces to tackle the unsexy but hugely consequential problem of gerrymandering.
On Tuesday, founders for the three groups unveiled the Grassroots Redistricting Project, a joint effort to flip state legislative seats from Republican to Democratic and win majority control of at least one chamber in nine states around the country. The goal is to ensure that when state lawmakers sit down to redraw their congressional maps after the 2020 census, they craft maps that are fair and not blatantly skewed in favor of one political party over the other.
Everything we did in the last election cycle was to decide control of the House for the next two years, Ethan Todras-Whitehill says of the group he co-founded, Swing Left, a liberal grassroots group started in 2017 to mobilize volunteers and raise money for Democratic political campaigns. But what we do with this project will help determine control of the House of the next 10 years.
Every decade, after the Census is finished, lawmakers in dozens of states use the most up-to-date demographic information to redraw the district maps for each of their states seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2011, Republican-controlled state legislatures in states such as Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania crafted and signed into law district maps that overwhelmingly some argue unconstitutionally led to more Republicans getting elected to the House.
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The Grassroots Redistricting Project is championing their cause:
"Swing Left, Run for Something, and Arena are teaming up to help end the unfair Republican practice of rigging maps to win elections. Well do it by winning back key legislative chambers in 9 critical states in 2020."
Yeah sure. Fix gerrymandering by gerrymandering.
If your goal is to have the map unseat your opponent...
“The goal is to...not blatantly skewed in favor of one political party over the other.”
That anti-American resistance lives on skewing things against the Americans and in favor of liberals.
The new plan is going to end up the same as the old plan, vote fraud and turning to the courts when they lose at the ballot box.
The anti-Trump resistance is the very ESSENCE of gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering - formerly known as the voting rights act.
Democrats can prove it’s not Gerrymandering by these three points;
1) The district doesn’t look exactly like a salamander.
2) Nobody name Gerry is involved in the process.
3) Drawing the districts have to be done by feelings and not common sense or fairness.
COULD THIS BE WHY CHICAGOANS ARE SEEING RATS ?
The city of Chicago is composed of 50 wards which average out to around 72 precincts of about 350 or more voters in each precinct. Many are former villages incorporated into the city as the city grew. . A Chicago Alderman is in effect a mini mayor. They have input into who gets city services and now it’s how those services are being administered seem to be running into who’s ward is it ?.
Whats not being looked at is how Chicago wards have been redistricted. Chicago has had neighborhoods divided to create Hispanicresidential sections going to Hispanic aldermanic and congressional (Gutierez) candidates and blacks going to black candidates.Which apparently is the result of the turnover in the Freddie and Fanny mortgage collapse. As stable integrated areas changed into being unstable because of constant dwelling turnover.had the effect of breaking up a contiguous geographic continuity and community identity. Because the wards affected which are really like small towns have had sections broken up into areas where if a problem arises in a given section of street which has one way traffic only. It may be two way a block down because its in a different ward. The same applies to all other city services including zoning and sanitation where garbage collection routes are organized by ward boundaries,
50 year Alderman Burke who is under federal charges for corruption ward is an example. Burkes ward ,14th, needed remapping . The 14th was originally known as Back of The Yards Once the home of the famous Chicago Stock Yards where most food processors along with employee demographics have since relocated. It was a compact area almost 15 plus city blocks square area composed mostly of single and 2 story frame and brick family dwellings mixed with scattered brick apartment units. Because of the construction, insurance rates varied and became known as the condemned as redlining. When the democrats also warily supported by the Bush 2 administration came up with the no 20% down mortgage removed. Areas in the ward dramatically changed in demographics. Many of those dwellings sold under those conditions went into disrepair or default.
Originally his ward headquarters and palace was on 51st street just west of Damen Avenue. Todays palace is just off of Pulaski Road near the Madam Curie high school just off of Archer Avenue miles away.
His ward now consists of areas carved from parts of the 12th (known as Mc Kinley Park and Brighton Park) and parts of the 23rd (known as Archer Heights Garfield Ridge and Clearing) wards Miles from the original 14th That In a former section of the 23rd ward now the 14th ward in the Midway airport area, 2 patrons in a local bar along Archer avenue were heard complaining about rats in their garbage. They felt it was because of the delay in garbage collection. Also heard the same beef about street snow removal. It has also played hell on zoning and because of the disruption of jurisdictions with the administration of city services such as streets and sanitation which the alderman (salary $120.000 plus allocations on local projects) do oversee and have input over.
By.employing this concept of remapping are residents are being denied the representation they should have ?
What the democrats are doing are carving up districts to create what they claim serve minorities. But dismantle more conservative communities.
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