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Democrats just lost a case in a New York State appellate court with the court finding they gerrymandered the House districts in New York “to discourage competition and favor Democrats”.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
A New York court ruled Thursday the state’s latest House district maps drawn by Democrats illegally favor Democrats.
The state has banned partisan gerrymandering in its Constitution and Republicans had argued the districts redrawn by the Democrat-controlled Legislature violated that ban. A five-judge appellate court panel agreed with Republicans and the case is expected to go to the state Court of Appeals, The New York Times reported.
“Like other state courts around the country, New York courts aren’t finding the question of whether a map is a partisan gerrymander a particularly hard one to decide,” Brennan Center for Justice’s Michael Li told the Times. “It’s very hard to defend a map like New York’s, and ultimately if it quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.”
Republicans are not going to move to strike the state Legislature-drawn maps, according to plaintiffs’ spokesman John Faso, who called Thursday’s decision a “great victory.”
The district lines are crucial to the November midterm elections and, in a deep-blue state of New York, Democrats hoped a big victory in the state would help stem the widely anticipated red wave through the U.S.
The panel ruled Democrats drew the maps under review “to discourage competition and favor Democrats” and they knowingly ignored the ban on partisan gerrymandering, according to the Times.
“We are satisfied that petitioners established beyond a reasonable doubt that the Legislature acted with partisan intent in violation” of a constitutional statute from 2014, according to three judges on the panel in the majority opinion. Two dissented in the minority.
The New York Court of Appeals has judges all appointed by Democrat governors and it has indicted it could make a final determination in the case as soon as next week, the Times reported.
Color me shocked that Democrats are trying to defend such obviously gerrymandered districts that block Republicans from even having a chance to win. But this is what Democrats do and we’ve seen it over and over.
The most recent instance that comes to mind is when Democrats ‘lost’ the Supreme Court due to Trump putting several justices on the bench, they quickly began arguing that Supreme Court should have more seats. They want to remake it to offset the justices Trump nominated.
Democrats never play fair. Just look at the 2020 election for more proof.