This will wind up in the Supreme Court with the other gerrymandering cases. The gerrymandering was extreme.
The Supreme Court could overturn this when they rule on gerrymandering later this year.
Now we will see how partisan they are. Most gerrymandering has been done to benefit Republicans. Nobody should do it and it should be banned.
Two gerrymandering cases go before the Supreme Court. They are North Carolina (Republican) and Maryland (rare Democratic gerrymandering). The court has been reluctant to get involved in political gerrymandering cases. If they don’t this time, I am counting on Democrats in the congress. They included it in H.R. 1 which passed the House. Of course, the Senate won’t even discuss it since Republicans are the main beneficiaries and thus are not interested in fair elections. Sad!
The Democrats in the House passed HR 1, a huge voting overhaul that has no chance at all in the Senate.
I think it would be better if they chopped it up into pieces. It would be easier to explain to the public if they concentrated on one item at a time.
I would start with gerrymandering. It is easy to show examples like Wisconsin and North Carolina. (Yes, Democrats did it in Maryland but this is almost entirely a Republican problem.) The public will understand and approve of the idea of fairness. Democrats also need to emphasize that when districts are redrawn like in Pennsylvania, it’s to promote fairness, not Democrats.
Since the Republicans won’t do anything, it should be easy to tag them as being opposed to fair elections. See the tweet below for a new study that shows obvious problems.
Same for voter suppression. Everyone should understand that all people who are eligible to vote should be able to vote. Republicans have made extensive suppression efforts in places like Georgia.