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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 11:53 AM

20. Democrats in these states need to take back control of their state legislatures

Oddly enough, because the PA State Constitution indicated that our districts had to be drawn "compact and contiguous" and the GOP gerrymandering did nothing of the sort, Democrats and other redistricting reformers were able to successfully challenge our gerrymandering based on the state law/state Constitution... and the federal courts, all the way to the SCOTUS, refused to hear the GOP complaints about their gerrymandered districts being thrown out by the PA state Supreme Court (which had a case running parallel through the state courts).

The SCOTUS also upheld the MD gerrymandering by Democrats their last session.

I.e., despite 4 Constitutional Amendments that focus on "voting", none of them explicitly address how the states should draw the lines and since they had earlier torpedoed much of the VRA, it's been more difficult to even argue gerrymandering that targets disenfranchising minorities, let alone diluting parties.

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