Fascist GOP Moves to Dismantle High Court in Stunning Attempt to Subvert Democracy
The GOP is planning on attacking a supreme court that ruled against them
In Pennsylvania, the Republican Party is employing a fascist tactic to ensure that they can continue denying equal voting opportunities through gerrymandering. To give some backstory, Pennsylvania used to be a reliably Democratic-voting state until the 2016 Presidential Election where Donald Trump won it in a tight race.
That tightness was attributable to the fact that Pennsylvania has a heavily rigged voting map that favors Republicans in the state’s various districts. This con job was challenged by the League of Women Voters and brought up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which declared that it needed to be redrawn before the 2018 midterms. To make matters worse for the GOP obstructionists, the federal Supreme Court denied their request to delay drawing the new congressional map.
Because the Pennsylvania GOP has failed to successfully subvert democracy through the court system, they’re trying a new strategy: impeaching the opposition. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has seven members, five of whom voted in favor of having the map redrawn. As such, those five justices who simply wanted to see fair elections will be targeted by their state’s Republican party.
We at ReverbPress have talked a lot about gerrymandering because it is a topic that is very important to us. As has been stated countless times before, the Republican Party employs this cheating tactic to suppress minority voters and hurt the Democratic Party’s chances of winning congressional seats.
And a quick look at Twitter shows we’re not the only ones to be concerned:
A remarkable subversion of our democracy continues in Pennsylvania. After losing their fight at the Supreme Court, Republicans are now threatening to impeach members of the state Supreme Court who found the congressional map to be an unconstitutional gerrymander. pic.twitter.com/SbrnCwU43Q
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 6, 2018
“Merely” a threat to use the American legal system to impeach members of the judiciary branch for not deciding a case the way one political party wants them to.
Oh, is that all. Nothing to worry about there.
— Vivaldi in Paris (@Vivaldiinparis) February 6, 2018
Woah. This is INSANE. The PA Supreme Court ruled that gerrymandered districts violated the state constitution. So now legislators are proposing to impeach the majority of the justices who ruled against them. https://t.co/NV5HBvJOFc
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) February 6, 2018
But Trump won Pennsylvania.
Or did he?
An election with gerrymandered districts isn’t really a legitimate election, is it?
— Snarky Dragonfly (@RJValle) February 6, 2018
rat bastard cheating, it’s the Republican way https://t.co/OFy7e1Y5kG
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) February 6, 2018
It’s time for the country to start really dealing with this problem. It’s not a free country if it’s not a functioning democracy, and it’s not a functioning democracy if the elections are not fair.
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