Racism

North Carolina Republicans Still Fighting for Racist Gerrymandering

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Local and lower federal courts have condemned the North Carolina GOP's racial gerrymandering scheme in the strongest possible terms that a sitting judge can, but they're still fighting to revive it.

State Republicans are asking the United States Supreme Court to block upcoming special elections that will replace elected leaders who were gerrymandered into office.

Just before New Year’s Eve, North Carolina Republicans filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Justices to block a lower court ruling that found the GOP guilty of racially gerrymandering the state in order to stay in power. [...]

The new Republican petition calls the claims of racial gerrymandering “erroneous,” “highly debatable,” and “so obviously wrong,” and accuses the District Court of robbing the legislators elected in November of the right to serve their full two-year terms.

As I'm sure you recall, the Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled against the state GOP's gerrymandering scheme after discovering that Republicans requested data that showed the effect gerrymandering would have on African American voters and then used that data to explicitly target them rather than protect them.

The Klan may be more subtle than the North Carolina Republican party under the stewardship of racist psycho uncle Dallas Woodhouse (pictured above).

Woodhouse has also pledged to continue investigating non-existent cases of "voter fraud" in majority African American communities.

  • muselet

    I just looked at Dallas Woodhouse’s Wikipedia page. What a simply charming man.

    Here’s hoping the Supremes affirm the Fourth’s ruling. However, John Roberts looks to be putting a big ol’ thumb on the scales of justice, which should surprise exactly no one.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      Of course, Roberts told us racism is over.

      • muselet

        “Hmmm, I haven’t been discriminated against because of my race. That must mean nobody else is suffering racial discrimination either. Hallelujah, we’ve got us a colorblind society!”

        –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    The people who just couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because she was “corrupt or part of the establishment or something, something Goldman Sachs” or whatever new horseshit The Young Turks are jerking off too this week are responsible for the eventual replacement of Antonin Scalia who will almost certainly vote to up hold this sickening Jim Crow style voter suppression. For this, I’m never going to be in a forgiving mood.

    Make America Jim Crow Again!