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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:36 AM

Dark money pouring in for state redistricting

'State Redistricting a Target for “Dark Money” After Supreme Court Ruling'

https://truthout.org/articles/state-redistricting-a-target-for-dark-money-after-supreme-court-ruling/

Redistricting for the next decade will be up to the states after the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal courts do not have the power to rule on partisan gerrymandering, the practice by which lawmakers draw maps that flagrantly benefit their own party.

The decision will make the control of state legislatures a priority for both parties in 2020, as — in the majority of states — the state lawmakers in power draw the maps for congressional districts. The ruling could also increase calls for nonpartisan congressional redistricting commissions, which more than a dozen states have adopted in some form.


In 2018, five states — Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Utah — passed ballot initiatives to reduce gerrymandering, which will take effect when the next round of redistricting begins in 2021.


In response to the Democrats’ redistricting 527, conservatives launched the National Republican Redistricting Trust in the fall of 2017. The nonprofit group, led by former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and longtime GOP operative Adam Kincaid, has set a goal of raising $35 million by 2021 to support Republican redistricting efforts. It is not required to disclose its donors.


read more at https://truthout.org/articles/state-redistricting-a-target-for-dark-money-after-supreme-court-ruling/

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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:43 AM

1. Of course. The corporate $ conspiracy will finally take over completely.

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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:45 AM

2. The best government...

 

...money can buy.

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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:48 AM

3. I guess Scott walker found a job. Last I heard he was looking for speech gigs.

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