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Gerrymandering is when politicians manipulate voting district boundaries to favor one party over another. The people in power simply redraw district lines knowing they will include more of their own voter base into the districts they want.
In most states, this power only belongs to the Governor. However, what happens if the Governor and state legislators are in control and they’re in the same party. They can redraw the lines anyway they want.
A case will be making its way to the Supreme Court when they return in October dealing with gerrymandering.
The case is to decide if Republican legislators from North Carolina GOP have the authority to draw a partisan election map and not have state judges interfering, Just The News reported.
The North Carolina election case is Moore v. Harper. It will ask the court to determine the independent state legislature theory.
The independent state legislature theory states that state legislators have the sole and “independent” authority to set rules for federal elections in their states, without interference or oversight by the governor or the state judges.
In previous gerrymandering cases, the Supreme Court has actually been split on the number of districts and racial make-up of those districts. The difference in this case seems to be the two sides of the dispute.
Moore v. Harper centers around congressional maps drawn by Republican lawmakers in North Carolina following the 2020 census. The maps were challenged in court by Democratic voters and nonprofits.
They argued the districts were unfairly gerrymandered in favor of Republicans, which violated the state constitution. North Carolina courts blocked the redistricting and ordered them redrawn.
The case comes at a time when Democrats claim Republicans are trying to suppress voting rights. A claim the Democrats are making with no evidence.
Republicans on the other hand are claiming nation-wide vote fraud on behalf of the Democrats. A claim that has plenty of evidence that continues to mount on a daily basis.
In Arizona, evidence has been uncovered in Maricopa County of counting her 19,000 late Ballots in the 2020 election. In addition, Maricopa County Election officials tampered with election servers.
Newpatriotsblog.com reported, on Saturday, it was revealed by-election investigator Matt Vanbibber that Maricopa County election Database Administrator Brian Ramirez gained unauthorized entry to the server room on multiple occasions, and he deleted the files.
Brian Ramirez did not have the proper authorization to enter the server rooms he accessed on multiple occasions. Ramirez does not have the required credentials to access the server room. However, Vanbibber discovered that he falsely used the identities of individuals who were authorized access.
Maricopa County election policy requires at least two people to be in the server room each time. The photo clearly shows only Ramirez in the room. A clear violation of election policy.
After Tuesday’s primaries, it appears the chaos and tampering with Arizona has not been resolved. Republicans were running out of Ballots while others were receiving Ballots with incorrect names, addresses or missing candidates.
Maybe Democrats should be worried about fraud in mail0voting before they worry about Gerrymandering. After all, if your candidate is good enough, the districts shouldn’t matter.