Public Comment

It's Gerrymandering!

Ron Lowe
Saturday April 11, 2015 - 04:05:00 PM

Two Democrats from Massachusetts are suggesting that Nancy Pelosi should step down from her House leadership post because of Democratic losses in the 2014 election. 

For all the Democrats, media and columnists who still don't get it, here's what went down in the 2014 midterm election. The Democrats suffered large losses not from any of their own doing but because Republicans had their gerrymandering scheme fully in place. More specifically the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) and three G.O.P. leaders, Bill McCollum, RSLC President, Matt Walter and his predecessor Ed Gillespie concocted and perfected the gerrymandering process over the last four years. 

Gerrymandering allowed Republican controlled legislatures in over 20 states to redraw (gerrymander) voting district boundaries so that the new redistricted maps favored the Republicans. Most people have seen the erratic new state congressional districts after the Republicans got done gerrymandering them. 

It's true, "do-nothing" Republicans have found another way to game and rig the election process, tilt the election playing field. Nancy Pelosi had nothing to do with the Democratic losses in 2014. 

Now for the bad news: 

If nothing is done about, what can only be called a Republican fraud against the election system, the results will be the same in the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections. Are you listening now, Democrats.