Pelosi decries gerrymandering, then donates to Holder’s partisan redistricting group

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) exemplifies the practice of saying one thing while doing another.

Pelosi has decried partisan gerrymandering — redrawing congressional districts to favor one party over the other — but has donated substantially to a Democratic group with that exact purpose, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Led by former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee’s primary reason for existing is to aid Democrats in all 50 states when district maps are redrawn based on population data from the 2020 Census.

Pelosi contradicts herself on gerrymandering

According to Federal Election Commission records, Pelosi’s leadership political action committee, PAC to the Future, donated $300,000 to Holder’s group with a pair of contributions in October and December of 2020.

But that substantial financial support flies in the face of Pelosi’s condemnation of partisan gerrymandering in July of 2019, when she described the practice as undermining the “integrity of our democracy.”

“This year, the Democratic Majority passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act, which works to end to partisan gerrymandering by requiring all states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions to draw open and transparent statewide district maps after each Census,” Pelosi said at the time.

“We will continue to fight partisan gerrymandering, ensure every citizen’s vote counts and oppose any attempt to compromise the integrity of our democracy,” she added.

Holder’s group

Pelosi’s statement was in response to a Supreme Court ruling which determined that the federal courts had no jurisdiction over the internal political redistricting practices within a state. Instead, state courts were ruled as the proper venue for settling disputes regarding how district maps were redrawn following a census, according to Reuters.

Every state handles redistricting differently, with some leaving the process to independent and nonpartisan commissions. In most states, however, it is handled by the legislature, meaning whichever party is in control tends to redraw the map more favorably for its own party.

According to Politico, Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee will serve as a “data and legal powerhouse, and a go-between for the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] and the various state legislatures and cartographers.”

Holder’s group had, unsuccessfully, attempted to sway voters ahead of the election and help Democrats reclaim control of more state legislatures. With that effort having failed — Republicans still control significantly more state legislatures than Democrats — the focus will undoubtedly shift toward legal fights and pressure campaigns related to how the congressional maps are redrawn in each state.

One fact that neither Holder’s group nor Pelosi’s money can change is that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the full data of the 2020 Census will be released later than usual, meaning the redistricting groups on both sides will be under a major time crunch to complete their attempts to favorably rig the district maps ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

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      1. Nancy Pelosi is not above the law & Eric holder is a racist against White people as bad as Obama is . there will be no sweeping any crimes committed agsint me under the carpet past , or present , I am the only speaker in my house, life , & future, As for Mike Madigan he & his long time corruption should not allow him to choose the next House speaker of the district.

  1. If Piglosi can gerrymander anything, she will, or make a “ new rule, new legislation” with NO bipartisan input! She is a rat! Impeach the old bag!!!!

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  3. The democrats are always lying about everything. The biggest part of the people of this country know that to be a fact. All the democrats should be put out of any kind of government office in our country.

  4. Obama,Holder for a start should have been charged with this scheme fast & ferious they ran guns across Mexico with the intention of those guns comeing bask across into United States,to put blame on the gun industry, those firearm we loged as a way to trace out of 1500 only 750 were recovered. These people have to acount for what they do.

  5. Communist coumo is getting away with murder.Typical democrat racist and muderer .He blames GOD.That is very dangerous.

  6. What is happening to this great nation under Biden and the Democratic Party is disturbing and anti American. It is scary!!!!!!!!! I am very sad and disturbed with the direction this country is heading under this anti American agenda. God help us all who love this country and want it to survive and thrive.I pray that someone will bring and end to this cancer that has invaded this great nation 🙏

  7. Just like the voter fraud… Democrats will use anything or say anything to get what they want even if it’s illegal and we seen many fine examples of that and why in the hell wasn’t Eric Holder charged and prosecuted I think that’s what Americans are getting sick of Obamagate
    Fast and Furious Crossfire hurricane deleting 33,000 emails…and now we got to put up with a dementia old man that did the very crime (yes we have proof )that they tried to impeach a sitting president for.. And sadly they corrupted the FBI and the Department of Justice and just look at Joe Biden he’s filling his administration up with some of these Obama people that actually committed treason…this has to be one of the most corrupt administrations in US history

  8. We have to get Piglosi out long before 2022! She must be impeached for dereliction of duty( not protecting the capitol building) obstruction, gerrymandering the congressional vote for speaker, treason, false accusations against President Trump, inciting violence, and a lot more! Plenty of grounds for impeachment! DO IT!!!

  9. Holder should be in jail. He’s scam of gun running had our border patrol killed. Wouldn’t come before Congress. Obama was involved in it to. Both should be arrested and hung for treason. The things the democrats do to America has to stop. Nancy Pelosi is a danger to our freedoms. Are people in in California really that stupid to keep voting for her? Or was it the voting machine she has stock in flip the votes for the mob queen?

  10. With all the nasty lies, double standards, inciting riots, insurrection, hypocrisy, veil rude evil way she acts, when she gets mad her creepy face, in general causing all this craziness in our country, changing the rules to fit her wishes & the worse Speaker of the House EVER, why haven’t the Republicans removed her for abuse of power!!??!!?? This has been going on for a long time but they just let her keep doing it????????

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