No surprise …
While the media is running the census numbers dropped yesterday as ‘the numbers’?
These are just the first draft….
Undercounts are the norm for these things and states like New York who have their House numbers hanging on just 89 people counted will ask and get some recounts …These civil actions are aimed at there redrawing of House Districts….
This will apply to Democrat’s AND Republicans….
The lawsuits are just the first wave of what is likely to be a bipartisan rush to the courthouse. Over the last decade, Elias and Democrats sued over district boundaries in states like North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. State Supreme Courts in North Carolina and Pennsylvania struck down their states’ political boundaries in what turned into significant wins for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2019 that federal courts have no authority over questions of political gerrymandering, and the high court also struck down a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that would have given minority voters avenues to sue as well.
Republicans sued too, notably over a Maryland remap that helped Democrats capture an extra House district in the western third of the state. Republican activists also challenged a map in Arizona, drawn by an independent commission, that resulted in more seats for Democratic candidates….