President Donald Trump is fighting for his political survival in the 2018 midterms, faced with the media-touted prospect of an incoming Democratic House majority that would seek to impeach Trump and block his agenda going forward.
Democrats are also playing the long game when it comes to state-level legislative races. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, headed by Barack Obama’s former attorney general Eric Holder, wants to re-draw state legislative maps that the group claims were “gerrymandered” by Republicans.
Progressive billionaire George Soros’ son and former president Barack Obama are visibly involved with the effort.
The Center for Public Integrity explains Wednesday: “This is one of those years. Voters will decide on more than 6,000 state House and Senate seatsnationwide Nov. 6, determining which parties control their state legislatures for the next two or four years. Whichever party holds the majority in each state after the 2020 census results are finalized will therefore control that state’s maps through 2032. Those who draw the districts have a tremendous impact on which party will hold the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. So national political groups and even out-of-state donors are trying to sway this year’s state racesthat will shape the political landscape for the whole country.”
Texas Tribune recently reported: “The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, the group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is making a quarter-million-dollar investment in Texas to help Democrats here flip a number of state House seats in November. The money represents one of the largest single contributions that the House Democratic Campaign Committee has ever received, according to its chair, El Paso state Rep. César Blanco, who said the investment “puts us in a stronger position to pick up more seats in the House.”
The Detroit News recently reported: “A national Democratic redistricting reform group headed by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is pumping $250,000 into a Michigan ballot campaign to create a citizen commission for redrawing political district boundaries.”
The Holder group partners with the pro-Barack Obama group Organizing For Action.
Here is George Soros’ son and Open Society Foundations deputy chair Alexander Soros greeting President Barack Obama at an event for Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee in New York City on September 22 of this year:
It was Great to welcome President @BarackObama back into my home this week and introduce him on behalf of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee @DemRedistrict! #Obama #NDRC #Democracy 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/eSlL5P1pIk
— Alexander Soros, PhD (@AlexanderSoros) September 22, 2018
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