Obama and the former AG holder to announce a new campaign to combat gerrymandering

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The former President Barack Obama, the non-profit political organization is the cooperation with his former attorney General to initiate a campaign against gerrymandering.

The “All On The Line” campaign – which will also reduce the work for the protection of the Affordable Care Act, gun violence, and expand voting rights – part of a push in recent years by high-profile Democrats, on the restriction of the use of gerrymandering in the entire country.

“For too long politicians have been able to pick their voters rather than the voters elect their representatives,” Eric Holder said in a statement. “Gerrymandering rigs are our elections so that the party can’t lose in power, and our political debate is moving away from the rational solutions to the Extreme.”


Gerrymandering has become a hot topic in the last few years State legislators in Wisconsin and Michigan were heavily criticized after the Republicans have moved, the chosen to restrict the powers of the Democrats in November.

“Our mission is the restoration of fairness to our democracy and ensure that every American has an equal voice in our government” Holder.


Holder, who has the rumor will run to look at 2020 presidential candidate, is currently the Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, the focus on redistricting in several key battleground States before the 2020 elections, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.

“It’s lose not a moment,” Holder said in his statement. “With the census in the year 2020 and redistricting in 2021, we have the construction of our movement to start now.”


The Supreme court also falls back on the question of whether the constituencies, is to be biased.

Disagreements in cases in which North Carolina’s heavily Republican members of the Congress map, and a Democratic constituency in Maryland, and the judges have said, you will hear the arguments in March.

The high court, the first boundaries on party politics in the drawing of the constituencies could, but could also decide, ultimately, that the Federal judges have no role in the attempt of the police to political mapmaking.

The court took the issue of partisan gerrymandering last term in the cases of Wisconsin and of the same, Maryland, the district, but the judge is not a decision on the limitation of political line-drawing for political purposes.

Fox News’ Kelly Chernenkoff and Louis Casiano and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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