(Pamela Cosel, Headline USA) Earlier this year, it looked as if the Democrats were gaining partisan ground in the redistricting process in a number of states, drawing up new voting maps that gave advantages to them in states such as New York and Illinois, supposedly based on changes in the U.S. Census.
After lawsuits were filed with the courts to object to the left-leaning maps, it’s now a different story as mid-term election season begins.
Last week the New York State Court of Appeals tossed out the newly drawn map for the state of New York, which made National Democratic Redistricting Committee Chairman Eric Holder point fingers. He accused the GOP of cheating in the process, while claiming it was “false” that both parties do the same thing.
Florida’s new map, despite Democrat opposition, was passed by the state’s legislature and signed by the governor. It potentially gives the GOP four U.S. House seats in November, according to Breitbart.
A judge struck down the new redistricting map in Maryland that looked to do away with the district represented by the GOP’s Andy Harris. And the Dems are not happy about any of it.
With mid-term elections underway in many states, Democrats are not seeing the expected gains as they’d hoped.
“The legal setbacks and losses Democrats have suffered in the last three months have been staggering,” wrote Dave Wasserman of Cook Political Report.
The N.Y. Court of Appeals put it this way: “The court would also like to briefly address the criticism that the new maps discriminated against Democrats by placing two incumbents into the same district.
“The constitution specifically prohibits new maps from being used to ensure a candidate’s reelection or to prevent a candidates’ reelection.”
Judges’ rulings are supposed to be fair — something the Democrats do not like one bit.