gerrymandering

Jerry Falwell Jr.: Northern Virginia Isn’t Virginia, It’s DC (TWEETS)

Jerry Falwell Jr.: Northern Virginia Isn’t Virginia, It’s DC (TWEETS)

Let’s not sugarcoat what happened on Tuesday night in Virginia’s statewide elections. The Republicans suffered an absolute massacre. A number of late polls suggested the governor’s race was turning into an unexpected barnburner. However, in a performance that far exceeded those polls, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam defeated former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie by […]

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

This week SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the case out of Wisconsin that may finally see the Court do a little legal smackdown on political gerrymandering. It’s long overdue, to be sure. It was expected that the justices that usually lean left (Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg) would be asking tough questions, but […]

This Is What America Would Look Like Without Gerrymandering (GRAPHIC)

This Is What America Would Look Like Without Gerrymandering (GRAPHIC)

In his last State of the Union address, former President Barack Obama said we need “to change the system to reflect our better selves.” On the top of that list was ending gerrymandering. He said: “We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not […]

WATCH: Supreme Court Finally Agrees To Weigh In On The Corrosive Effects of Gerrymandering

WATCH: Supreme Court Finally Agrees To Weigh In On The Corrosive Effects of Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court is once again stepping in to determine whether an electoral procedure as old as the republic violates the Constitution. Monday, the nation’s highest court announced it will begin looking into gerrymandered election maps for evidence of discrimination against minorities. If uncovered, the results from the Court’s decision could fundamentally change how we conduct elections. Gerrymandering is the […]

GA Lawmaker Predicts Jon Ossoff Will Lose Because District Screws Black Voters (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

GA Lawmaker Predicts Jon Ossoff Will Lose Because District Screws Black Voters (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Georgia’s 6th congressional district has long been considered a classic affluent suburban district in the South–that is, a district where Democrats usually get shot. That’s a big reason Jon Ossoff turned a lot of heads when he came just a few thousand votes short of taking the seat once represented by Newt Gingrich in a […]

Federal Court Orders Special Election For NC Legislature To Fix ‘Injury’ Of Illegal Map (TWEET)

Federal Court Orders Special Election For NC Legislature To Fix ‘Injury’ Of Illegal Map (TWEET)

It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the North Carolina Republican Party. On Monday, the State Board of Elections ordered the rejection of all county-level challenges to voter eligibility, cutting the legs out from Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s claim that he lost the gubernatorial election to Roy Cooper because of voter […]

Court Strikes Fatal Blow – Gerrymandering Out, Commission In

Court Strikes Fatal Blow – Gerrymandering Out, Commission In

Gerrymandering is such a pretty word ? with such an awful meaning. Basically it is a?method that politicians use to?manipulate voting areas into sick puzzle pieces. And why would they do this? Commissions Well, if you can bend your voting body into a pretzel every ten years, you can have only Republican (or Democrat) voters. […]

A Warning Made By A Republican Decades Ago Could Have Saved The GOP

A Warning Made By A Republican Decades Ago Could Have Saved The GOP

Some have coined the late Senator Barry Goldwater the ” Godfather of Conservatism.” Senator Goldwater was very outspoken in his disdain with the influx of the religious right. Here are some of Goldwater’s pearls of wisdom on that subject: “I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and […]

Today’s Republicans Are Not republicans. (And They’re Not democrats, Either)

Today’s Republicans Are Not republicans.  (And They’re Not democrats, Either)

Today’s Republican leadership has no serious commitment to the republican form of government (and, thus, they are not “republicans” with a lower case “r”); and they also have no commitment to democracy (and thus also are not small “d” democrats). The evidence is overwhelming. Let’s consider: (1) refusal to abide by the results of elections; […]

Texas GOP, Hispanic Voters, And The Voting Rights Act = A Hot Mess

Texas GOP, Hispanic Voters, And The Voting Rights Act = A Hot Mess

Last month I wrote an article about how Texas labor laws adversely impact employee rights. I attempted to identify the ?right-to-work? moniker as an example of the irresponsible use of rhetoric by the Republican Party. I ended the article on an ominous note ? warning that conservative factions had identified The Voting Rights Act of […]