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Court-Forced Gerrymandering Lawsuit Reveals Dem. Hypocrisy in N.C.

‘There is absolutely no consistency to their arguments throughout the lawsuit…’

Winston–Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina (click for larger map) / IMAGE: Office of Sen. Phil Berger

(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) In North Carolina, former Attorney General Eric Holder‘s National Democratic Redistricting Committee and other activist groups continue to cynically cast out any principles of equity or common-sense fairness in their effort to transform red states.

On Friday, state Sens. Phil Berger and Ralph Hise, two of the top-ranking leaders in the GOP-led N.C. legislature, pointed to yet another example of Left’s hypocrisy in ongoing “sue til blue” efforts to achieve court-forced redistricting favorable to Democrats at both the state and federal levels.

Despite the fact that the left-leaning courts already imposed such a requirement, tossing out the legislature’s district maps in favor of pro-Democrat ones in the 2018 election, the outcome did not yield its intended results.

Although Republicans lost their super-majorities in the state House and Senate, they maintained majority control of both, wielding enough influence to keep in check Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

Now, the Democratic activists argue, the maps again need to be redrawn to better tweak the distributions of liberal and minority voters. They have pressed lawsuits calling for all 170 seats in the state General Assembly to be re-examined, as well as its 13 U.S. congressional districts.

“In one city, Democrats argue that their voters should have been spread out more while in another they argue they should have been more packed in,” Hise said in a press release.

In Greensboro, where Democrats won all but two of the districts, they are calling on the voters concentrated in the city to be shifted into two of the outlying suburban districts.

Meanwhile, in nearby Winston–Salem, they argue, the districts need to be more concentrated around the city, eliminating two districts that Republicans won.

“There is absolutely no consistency to their arguments throughout the lawsuit except the fact that, according to their logic, the only ‘fair maps’ are maps that elect more Democrats,” Hise said.

Holder’s NDRC, which has been supported in the past by President Barack Obama and his Organizing for Action campaign arm, recently announced plans to merge the two organizations—giving the reverse-gerrymandering group access to the valuable distribution lists of Obama supporters, as well as other support and resources.

The group has revealed on its website the list of red states it is currently targeting, with the goal of installing Democratic legislatures who will be able to draw their own maps after the 2020 U.S. Census. In addition to North Carolina, it also has in its crosshairs Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

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