(Republican Party News) – According to WND, a very high profile constitutional expert has put out a warning that Democrats are giving in to the “temptation” of “rigging elections” in new attempts to try and keep a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in this fall’s midterms.
The party that doesn’t have control over the White House, which right now is the GOP, usually manages to raise its representation in the House by quite a number of seats when a midterm election comes up.
Right now, the Democratic Party holds a majority by only a handful of seats, which is making it likely they will end up losing that majority during the course of the midterms later this year.
WND notes that In their nightmarish plans to try and keep control of the House, according to “Jonathan Turley, a constitutional expert and the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, they are following “Oscar Wilde’s rule that ‘the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'”
“In a column in which he described, ‘Dismantling Democracy’ to Save it: How Democrats Rediscovered the Joys of Rigging Elections,’ he explained the Democrats are denouncing Republicans for gerrymandering districts as new congressional boundaries are being confirmed before this fall’s voting, a requirement following the 2020 Census,” the report continued.
“Democratic figures like lawyer Marc Elias are under attack for raising millions to support Democratic gerrymandering. Elias previously declared ‘Republicans gerrymander like this because they do not want free and fair elections.’ (Elias was previously accused of lying to conceal the Clinton campaign’s funding of the Steele dossier, has sought to reverse election results, and has been sanctioned by the courts). Notably, the raw gerrymandering in New York not only seeks to rig the coming elections but openly flouts the will of the voters who repeatedly demanded that the practice stop in their state,” he went on to write in the piece.
Joe Biden has been complaining publicly about the Republican-favoring redistricting that is happening in North Carolina, and former President Barack Obama has made the claim that the GOP is now threatening democracy, Turley explained.
“The liberal Brennan Center has declared that ‘gerrymandering is deeply undemocratic.’ Liberal commentators insist the choice is simple: ‘It’s restricting gerrymandering or being complicit in the dismantling of democracy,'” he stated.
However, those comments have avoided mentioning New York, where “Democrats want to add four new seats through gerrymandering, to try to retain control of the U.S. House,” he went on to say.
“Gerrymandering is to politics what doping is to sports. It is universally viewed as a cheat, an effort to manipulate districts to guarantee electoral victories. Drafting coherent districts evenly and logically to divide populations is not particularly difficult. School districts usually are designed to evenly distribute populations with schools as center points; those school districts often serve as voting locations. Once you depart from such logical divisions, however, political pressures produce a grotesque progeny of malformed districts,” Turley said.
He then went on to cite a new district that Democrats drew up to help protect Rep. Jerry Nadler in the state of New York.
“Nadler’s district is not the only monstrous creature dwelling on the map. Republicans currently hold eight of New York’s 27 seats in Congress. Despite being a state in which roughly 38 percent of voters went for Trump in 2020, Republicans would have an advantage only in four districts under the redrawn map, allowing Democrats to pick up the other four,” he then warned.
This nightmare is happening in New York despite the fact that the state’s constitution was amended back in 2014 to help create an independent redistricting commission to ban maps that were created “for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring incumbents or other particular candidates or political parties.”
Turley then said, “President Biden and Democrats like Nadler are seeking to take control over state election laws in the name of democracy. It does not matter if they are using the same anti-democratic measures as they accuse Republicans of wielding, because their motivations are purportedly pure even if their means manifestly are not.”
This is exactly why we need to ensure that election integrity laws are created and put on the books, because there is no depth that the Democrats will not stoop to in order to ensure they keep control over the House.
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