Republicans have just scored a significant victory in the rampant 2022 gerrymandering among the Democrat Party.
On Thursday, a mid-level appellate court ruled that the district lines drawn in the most recent congressional maps were illegally drawn.
If the ruling holds up, this could cost Democrats several seats in the upcoming election.
Back to the Drawing Board
The five-judge panel ruled 3-2 against the new map.
The ruling stated that Democrats created the new map “to discourage competition or for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring incumbents or other particular candidates or political parties.”
The judges further wrote that Democrats drew up the new maps “without any Republican input, and the map was adopted by the legislature without a single Republican vote in favor of it.”
The lawsuit also requested the primaries in June be pushed back to August to allow enough time to redraw a fairer congressional map.
Democrats, as usual, are defending the maps saying they were drawn this way to protect minority voters; only establishing congressional districts solely based on race is unconstitutional.
This is now the second court to rule against New York in this case, as the original case was lost in the lower courts with the same basic statement by the judge.
This could be a significant blow to House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) in her effort to at least keep the seat count close, even though it is almost a given that Republicans will retake the House.
If the election goes the way I think it will go, Republicans should hold at least a 24-seat advantage when the new members of Congress take their seats in January.
Source: Fox News