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Supreme Court Hands Republicans A Win!

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The U.S. Supreme Court handed Republicans a win in Texas and North Carolina.

The court upheld Republican-drawn legislative district maps in Texas, which had been thrown out by previous courts, in an ongoing gerrymandering case. Similar maps had been thrown out in lower courts in North Carolina. If not upheld, these maps being thrown out, and redrawn, could give the Democrats an extreme advantage at the polls. Which is what the Democrats are seeking with this entire set of cases.

As being reported by reuters.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Republicans in Texas and North Carolina on Monday in two more cases on the contentious issue of politicians manipulating electoral district boundaries for political gain, known as gerrymandering.

The justices upheld a batch of Republican-drawn legislative districts in Texas, including two in the U.S. House of Representatives, that had been thrown out by a lower court for diluting the power of black and Hispanic voters. The ruling was 5-4, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberals dissenting.

Separately, the justices threw out a lower court ruling that had struck down North Carolina’s Republican-drawn U.S. House districts, directing that the decision be revisited in light of its ruling in a Wisconsin gerrymandering case last week that also preserved a Republican-drawn electoral map.

The North Carolina dispute differed from the Texas case decided on Monday in that it focused on the redrawing of electoral maps by state legislators to give one party a lopsided advantage, in this case the Republicans, rather than for racial discrimination.

The decisions will not affect the maps used for this year’s elections. Democrats have accused Republicans of escalating partisan gerrymandering this decade, helping President Donald Trump’s party maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives and many state legislatures.

The Democrats seem to look for any way they can find to manipulate the system in their favor. We saw it time and time again in the 2016 election. Since that failed, they have been attacking these maps, trying to overturn them so they will fall in the Democrats favor come voting time.

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