Democrats, knowing they face losing odds this November, have been fighting to game the system. In numerous states, they have tried to push congressional maps that give them an advantage.
In one red state, they fought to block a map they claimed benefited Republicans. The fight was taken to the Supreme Court. And this is what they decided.
From Zero Hedge:
The Supreme Court granted an emergency Republican application to reinstate a disputed election map in Louisiana late in the day on June 28, a move that allows the map to remain in place for the next elections…
The map was approved by Louisiana state lawmakers in March after they overrode Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’s veto.
Democrats tried to block a congressional map out of Louisiana that they claimed benefited Republicans.
The map, according to liberals, gives Republicans an advantage in five of the state’s six districts.
Only one district, which has a majority black population, is considered Democrat-leaning.
Democrats apparently wanted to carve up those districts, so they would have a stronger showing in November.
But the highest court in the land rejected their claims and granted an emergency Republican application to keep the map.
This map will be used in the upcoming elections.
Democrats have long tried to manipulate congressional maps to give their candidates an upper hand. They try to dilute areas of a state they assume lean Republican, so their votes have less of an impact.
And they prioritize regions with high minority populations, assuming they will vote for Democrats.
This kind of manipulation is against a constitutional amendment, although it’s done all the time.
How it will shake out of Louisiana candidates… we’ll find out soon.
- The Supreme Court granted a request from Republicans to keep a Louisiana congressional map.
- Democrats tried to block this map, claiming it favors Republicans.
- The ruling means the map will be used in the upcoming midterm elections.
Source: Zero Hedge