‘There is no legal strategy the Democrats won’t try in order to litigate their way into power…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) One of the first casualties of Obama operatives’ bid to redistribute political power through court-forced redistricting, former Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., now hopes to raise money to counter the Left’s expansive gerrymandering.
Walker was recently named the fundraising chairman for the National Republican Redistricting Trust, an organization launched in 2017 to oppose the “sue til blue” efforts led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel reported.
“Barack Obama and Eric Holder want to gerrymander Democrats into permanent control, so we are working to ensure that our side has the organization and resources to combat their efforts,” Walker said in a statement on the NRRT website. “Our reforms work, and if we have a fair chance to make our case, we win.”
Democrats—including then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—pitched their idea for a well-funded gerrymandering operation to donors at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, according to an October 2016 Politico article.
Their efforts reaped considerable success already in the 2018 midterm election, after using activist courtrooms to undo the legislative district maps and add Congressional seats for their party in states like Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which recently merged with Obama’s political campaign arm, Organizing for Action, currently has targeted 12 red states for gerrymandering in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
The goal is to substantially reverse the balance of power prior to the 2021 district maps being drawn—a duty that, in many cases, is delegated to state legislatures every 10 years, following the national Census.
“Governor Walker will be a tremendous asset to the NRRT as we prepare for the next round of redistricting,” said NRRT Executive Director Adam Kincaid. “There is no legal strategy the Democrats won’t try in order to litigate their way into power. To fight back we need Republicans like Governor Walker who believe in the future of our country and our party.”
Holder has coyly rebuffed the charges that Democratic efforts are a power-play, including a recent denial at a stop in Walker’s home state, where the NDRC is investing heavily on behalf of a Democrat in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, despite the judicial candidate’s appeal to reject outside money.
“We’re not here to gerrymander for Democrats,” Holder said. “I just want to have a fair process—and I’m confident that if we have a fair process, Republicans, conservatives, will not do as well as progressives, as Democrats, in a fair fight.”
Other ways Holder recently has advocated for a “fair fight” include eliminating the Electoral College and packing the Supreme Court with liberal justices when Democrats are eventually able to regain executive power.
He also drew widespread criticism and condemnation prior to last year’s election for appearing to encourage left-wing activists to use violence in order to achieve their political ends.
“When they go low, we kick them,” Holder said. “That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
With Walker at the helm, the NRRT has said it hopes to raise at least $35 million prior to the 2020 election.
But the group’s best fundraising weapon may well be Holder’s and and other Democrats’ own extremist rhetoric.