Supreme Court kicks gerrymander can down the road – with We the People inside
July 9, 2019
In March we closely watched the U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the Common Cause/League of Women Voters v. Rucho case. On June 27, the Court announced their decision. If you care about democracy, value your vote, believe the U.S. is a land of, for, and by the people, the justices let us down! Hard! See […]
So, what happened at the Supreme Court?
April 2, 2019
The March 27 Charlotte Observer article – “Supreme Court appears split in NC gerrymandering case” – reported on two partisan gerrymander cases, one from North Carolina and another from Maryland, argued before the justices on Tuesday. … and you won’t be surprised to know that GerryMander isn’t pleased. The discussion was about the status of his job, so […]
Gerrymandering Court Decisions Flooding News Media
January 29, 2018
Between January 10 and January 23, the Charlotte Observer published eight separate articles – two being editorials – about gerrymandering in North Carolina, including the anticipated rigging of judicial districts. This unrelenting news and commentary concerns unconstitutional election districts created by the NC General Assembly. North Carolina isn’t alone in recent news. Pennsylvania has been […]
Panel of Judges Has Struck Down North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional Election Districts Maps as Unconstitutional
January 23, 2018
Lots of buzz last week regarding gerrymandering. A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional election districts maps as unconstitutional. (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article193814154.html) This was another in a long string of lawsuits challenging unfair election maps. With such maps in hand, political parties “pick their voters” in lieu of We the People picking our […]
How gerrymandering impacts us!
September 29, 2017
Gerrymander. Curious word, isn’t it? Could mean about anything, I suppose. But if you care about our precious democracy you should know that it’s cheating – by political parties. Rigging elections by drawing election district maps so those same parties can pick their voters. In so doing, they thwart competition by making it nearly impossible […]
Introducing you to Flush GerryMander
June 12, 2017
It was in 7th grade – a class called Social Studies – when I was first introduced to ‘gerrymandering’. A whimsical, silly word perhaps, but a truly evil practice.