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SCOTUS Blocks Democrat Attempts to Re-Draw Congressional Districts ahead of 2020 Elections.

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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 02:11 AM
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May 25, 2019

If you can't beat them under the current system, change the rules. It appears that is what Democrats wanted to do, in Michigan and Ohio.


WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings that had ordered Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections after finding that the current districts were designed to illegally diminish the power of Democratic voters.

The justices granted requests from Republican lawmakers in both states to stay those decisions.

The lower courts found that the electoral maps had been drawn to entrench the majority party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

While both disputes involve U.S. House of Representatives districts in the two states, the Michigan case also challenges districts in the state legislature as well.
Source: www.msn.com...

If anyone is familiar with these districts, and can provide additional information about exactly what Democrats were trying to do, it would be appreciated!

-CareWeMust




posted on May, 25 2019 @ 03:12 AM
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Left or right, both sides are constantly playing this game. redistricting is a forever bane in society that most people don't understand but genuinely affects the whole election cycle.

Both sides be damned for this...and shame on you when it happens again but its your party that gains from it...as I said, both sides do it every 2 years or so

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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:07 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Wow, just goes to show. (if true) Losers will stop at nothing. Another tactic. A painting of panic. Do the instigators of this prep prior to election think that every dem, meaning every dem, is stupid. (I understand there are those dems that are loyal)

This undertaking is simply just trepidation.

My thoughts,

bally
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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 06:07 AM
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Since when have the Democrats given two snips about anything 'electoral' ?

Interstate voting packs, and all that jazz.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:00 AM
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If you can't beat them under the current system, change the rules. It appears that is what Democrats wanted to do, in Michigan and Ohio.


Fixing gerrymandering isn't changing the rules. It's fixing gerrymandering.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

You should have been just as concerned when the Republicans were doing just that successfully last midterm elections...



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:08 AM
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Scotus is now allowing legal gerrymandering?

Awesome.

Fyi, some of the gerrymendering cases that the lower courts said need to change were dem gerrymendering.

I guess the dems don't have to fix that now.

Also this is just a hold until the scotus makes their ruling.
They may rule in favor of the lower courts.
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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:21 AM
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Also this is just a hold until the scotus makes their ruling.


Exactly. SCOTUS hasn't ruled against the lower courts, just yet. They just don't have to redraw the districts until SCOTUS hears and rules on the case.

Don't take a victory lap yet, over Republican/Democrat gerrymandering.


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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: carewemust


MAGA !!


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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: carewemust

You should have been just as concerned when the Republicans were doing just that successfully last midterm elections...


Well, with respect to free and fair elections, Republicans are not the ones opposing voter ID and not the ones bending over backwards to allow illegal aliens to vote...



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: M5xaz

They're just the ones redrawing districts in their favor while throwing out the constitution.

Very legal. Very cool.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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pretty sure we voted to have districts re drawn....

Pretty sure your biased opinion approves of the republicans gerrymandering lines. Yes?



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 11:15 AM
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Well, with respect to free and fair elections, Republicans are not the ones opposing voter ID and not the ones bending over backwards to allow illegal aliens to vote...

You want to make it harder to vote than to buy a firearm? And who exactly is bending over backwards to allow illegals to vote?



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 12:41 PM
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It'll never be considered "fair" until Democrats win every single election, amirite?



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: tinner07

You're right, it should be equal. There is already a full background check you have to go through when buying a gun. So we just need a cop at the front of the line running id's. Any one caught trying to vote illegally would face a felony charge. (It is a felony to even apply to purchase a firearm if you believe you will fail the background check). At the very least anyone caught trying to vote in the wrong district should be held until all polls close.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: tinner07
a reply to: M5xaz




Well, with respect to free and fair elections, Republicans are not the ones opposing voter ID and not the ones bending over backwards to allow illegal aliens to vote...

You want to make it harder to vote than to buy a firearm? And who exactly is bending over backwards to allow illegals to vote?


It appears that you haven't purchased a firearm in years if you really believe that.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:50 PM
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If you can't beat them under the current system, change the rules. It appears that is what Democrats wanted to do, in Michigan and Ohio.


Change the rules? What the republican party is doing is in Violation of the Constitution.

Don't you want to follow the constitution?



The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings that had ordered Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections after finding that the current districts were designed to illegally diminish the power of Democratic voters.

The lower courts found that the electoral maps had been drawn to entrench the majority party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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When leftists start lecturing people about following the Constitution it makes me laugh.

You folks don't give a flying f# about the Constitution and never have.

You're just trying to spite conservatives because your heart is full of malice towards those with whom you disagree.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

I'm a moderate. As far as I'm concerned both parties are just full of extremists.

And malice. No, not malice. More like, amused. Republicans used to care about the constitution so much when Obama was doing things. But now that it's Trump, Republicans are like, screw the constitution. Hypocrisy at it's finest.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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In the case of redistricting , any party , any time, has the right to challenge before the Supreme Court
It is their ruling that counts
Everyone here knew that , right ?
Just say yes.




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