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● AL Revision: Gov. Republican Kay Ivey given in a sentence Friday evening that the new map of the Congress in Alabama, which his Republican colleagues in the Legislature presented earlier in the afternoon, aimed to defy the order of the federal court that the state should create two districts in which the Black voters can choose the candidates they want.
“The Legislature knows our country, our people and our states better than the federal courts or advocacy groups,” Ivey said after signing the map into law, “and I’m glad they answered the call, settled and released new districts before the court’s deadline.” The comments resemble the trope of racist racism, who can falsely say chaos on “foreign disruptors” as Ivey called “liberal groups”; The plaintiffs are Black Alabamians and include members of the state legislature.
Likewise, Ivey’s implication that Republican lawmakers were free to ignore it unknown direction from the court—one has been confirmed by the Supreme Court-returned to Southern politicians promises of “massive resistance” to the court for divorce. That, however, could draw hostility from the three judges presiding over the case against the Alabama map.
Opponents he had said before that they intend to oppose the new plan, and Ivey’s statement will add strength to their argument that the new map no longer complies with the Voting Rights Act. As a result, the court may take steps to draw its own map that will be used from next year’s elections, which will allow a black Democrat to replace a white Republican in the House of Representatives.
Last year, after completing the government advance The map may have violated the VRA, the court said advised the legislators to establish a second district where black voters will be able to choose the candidates they want. Given the long-term voting history – white voters overwhelmingly support Republicans while African-Americans back behind Democratsthe court explained that any replacement map “must include at least two precincts in which black voters are of or close to voting age.”
Although the judges didn’t specify the exact percentage, voting-age blacks make up only 39.9% of the GOP’s 2nd District, which you can see on the right side of the image below. (A larger number can be found here and communication channel here.) With a white majority still at 52%, Donald Trump would carry the district by a 54-45 margin in 2020, according to Dave’s Redistricting App.
It would be very difficult for a black voter to win, because that person would be a black Democrat. (The only state district where black voters are already in the majority, the Birmingham-based 7th, has consistently elected Black Democrats since taking office in 1992—also because of lawsuits under the VRA—and is represented by one, Terri Sewell.)
Democrats have strongly opposed the map and similar previous versions, criticizing Republicans for a hasty action that did not give them a chance to step in and arguing that the plan fails to comply with the VRA. One Democratic leader also suggested that Republicans have deliberately sought to create plans without following through because they like to see the party implement their own maps.
“This map shows to me that whoever drew it didn’t want to, you know, pick winners or losers, and they wanted the court to draw a map,” said Senate Majority Leader Bobby Singleton. according to the Alabama Reflector. Such a result, in theory, would prevent GOP lawmakers from deciding which of their own members of Congress will walk the plank.
A Republican sponsor of the map has publicly suggested that sharing may play a role. “I heard from the Speaker [Kevin] McCarthy,” said Sen. Steve Livingston said Bryan Lyman of the Reflector. “It was easy. He said, ‘I want to keep my crowd.’ This was his conversation.”
Some think the Republicans are just hoping to get rid of the controversy, but the court said “I know very well that what is happening is a difficult time.” It previously set a fast-track deadline for any complaints about the new parliamentary map, ordering all drafts to be submitted by Aug. 7 and establish the case of Aug. 14, if necessary. So will the judges made arrangements getting outside experts to develop new lines, if needed.
Considering the requirements-the court said that the Secretary of State of the GOP Wes Allen said that the new map should be available on Oct. 1 to give the authorities enough time to prepare for the 2024 elections – it is likely that the judiciary will act soon. It’s possible Republicans could appeal to the Supreme Court one more time, but the justices’ the recent decision to elevate the lower court in almost every case, they will not experience that much success.
● NC Control: Republican State House Speaker Tim Moore he has said that he is waiting legislators to have a special session starting in late September or early October to redraw congressional maps and state constitutions for next year’s elections. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the state’s highest Republican majority violated the court order who saw it as a violation of North Carolina’s constitution, prompting Republicans to recruit new activists.
● mi-sen: Mitchell Research has cast a vote sponsored by MIRS News which finds Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin is leading two potential GOP challengers in next year’s Senate race but a large portion of voters are still undecided. Polls show Slotkin ahead 44-38 over former GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, who previously he did not prevent the escape and is said to be considering the race, where he has a 41-28 lead over former Rep. Peter Meijer, who is also said to be interested.
There have been almost no other polls released yet even Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced at the beginning of the year that she would not seek another term representing the shaken country. Another publicly available study, from EPIC-MRA last month, found Slotkin at 40-39 against former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, another Republican who has not entered the race but has he said earlier he is thinking about it.
● TN Sen: Politics he says Democratic State Rep. Gloria Johnson, who gained national attention earlier this year after her GOP colleagues he was just one vote short of ousting him from office, plans to announce next month that he will run for Senate against GOP incumbent Marsha Blackburn and has previously spoken to DSCC and EMILY’s List. Johnson said he is considering the race and will decide this summer.
Any Democrat may have a difficult time giving the party its first national victory since 2006, though Johnson may have a chance to earn more money. He, along with his fellow Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, were part of the “Tennessee Three” Republicans. tried to remove him from his position for participating in a demonstration in favor of gun safety laws at the chamber. Jones and Pearson, who are both black, were fired while Johnson, who is white, was not, and told reporters afterward that the differential treatment “could be related to the color of our skin.” Both Jones and Pearson returned to parliament shortly after their governments re-elected them.
● KY-Gov: Republican Oversight Committee has cast a vote conducted this month by the GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies that shows Gov. Andy Beshear ahead of 49-45 against Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who seems to be responding to the release of the investigation in late June by the same investigator a few days ago. outpointed Beshear by a 52-42 margin.
Joe Sonka of the Courier Journal on Tuesday had first report results of the June vote, which was adopted by the education group Prichard Committee. Sonka described the agency as “non-profit,” and most of the survey’s questions were about education and child care, but the group said it did not want to make the results public.
One factor that may have contributed to the different results is that the June survey was of registered voters, while the July poll conducted by Republicans looked at registered voters.
● NY-04: Sen. Democratic Gov. Kevin Thomas wrote to drive here, although he seems to have said nothing about his interest in the race since Newsday report last month that he was considering running against the new GOP Rep. Anthony D’Esposito.
● UT-02: Businessman Quin Denning, one of several Republicans who lost last month’s party meeting to former judge Rep. Chris Stewart Celeste Maloy, He has filed a lawsuit in a lawsuit seeking to disqualify him from the Sept. 5 special election on the grounds that he was ineligible under state law because he was not a registered Republican before he registered.
The Salt Lake Tribune it has already been said that Maloy last voted in Utah in 2018 before taking a D.C. job for Stewart, which prompted election officials to move him to an inactive seat. The candidate, who appears to have stopped maintaining a home in the state after moving to Northern Virginia, explained KSL“I didn’t want my out-of-state vote to be seen as a fraudulent vote. I didn’t want my employer to answer any questions about my vote.”
Local election officials were in the process of removing Maloy from the Utah ballot before June 15, when he died. gave new information to return to the work that gave his sister as his address. However, he did this for only three days after he had written to escape.
State law states that candidates may not file “an affidavit of intent to join a registered political party of which the person is not a member.” Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, who is the director of elections for Utah, has said that Maloy was eligible to compete, but some prominent Republicans disagreed. Denning’s lawsuit alleges that Henderson and Maloy both concealed their misrepresentation prior to the meeting.
However, it may be too late for the courts to act, as some states have already sent ballots to be printed to ensure they can be mailed in time (federal law requires absentee ballots to be mailed to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before a state election). But if the court grants Denning’s request, his lawsuit requires the state GOP central committee to choose Maloy’s place on the primary ballot, which despite including former Rep.