Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were heading into 2020 facing an uncertain future. It figured to be a watershed election that altered the face of the Democrat Party for good. But then a jaw dropping court decision changed Nancy Pelosi’s retirement plans. Democrats won the House in 2018 thanks to supercharged liberal turnout and a depressed GOP base. With Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in 2020, that dynamic would no longer exist and Republicans see a real chance to win back the majority in the House of Representatives. Pelosi and her allies are gritting their teeth in the face of a more difficult political environment. And some experts believe if Republicans oust Pelosi as Speaker in 2020, she may retire from Congress altogether. However, the left isn’t planning on staging a fair fight. Liberal activists see they may not be able to win with the current electoral playing field, so they are trying to rig the election. Democratic groups around the country are filing suit in red states to have their Congressional district maps thrown out on the grounds that they are unfairly “gerrymandered” to benefit Republicans.
The left’s latest victory on this front came in Ohio where a three-judge panel in Cincinnati unanimously tossed out the state’s Congressional map and ordered a new one drawn before 2020. “We join the other federal courts that have held partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional and developed substantially similar standards for adjudicating such claims,” the judges wrote. “We are convinced by the evidence that this partisan gerrymander was intentional and effective and that no legitimate justification accounts for its extremity.” “Performing our analysis district by district, we conclude that the 2012 map dilutes the votes of Democratic voters by packing and cracking them into districts that are so skewed toward one party that the electoral outcome is predetermined,” the ruling held. Democrats secured a similar win in Michigan where judges threw out the map Republicans had drawn after the 2010 census.
And the left needs all the help they can get in Ohio. Ohio – which was once the ultimate swing state that decided Presidential elections – is trending steadily toward the Republican Party. Since 2006, Sherrod Brown is the only Democrat to win a statewide election. And Republicans hold 12 of the state’s 16 Congressional seats. A new map in the Democrats favor would give them a chance to steal a seat or two. Despite what the fake news media writes about Donald Trump’s approval numbers, 2020 figures to be a difficult election for the Democrats. A recent CNN poll found Donald Trump with a record level of approval on the economy. President Trump is a better than even money favorite to win re-election. If Trump wins re-election, he could carry House Republicans over the finish line and back into the majority.
That’s why the Democrats are pushing judges to rig the 2020 election by redrawing maps that keep them in power. .
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