Putting aside the usual teeter-totter of new presidents losing their House majorities at their first big electoral challenge, the 2022 elections specifically offer an inbuilt advantage to hopeful Republicans. Every ten years, redistricting comes into play, and for the GOP, this year’s a doozy.
With a potential 181 congressional districts ready for a Republican massage, Democrats will be staring at their estimated 74 redistricting opportunities with dismay. Although the recent census may change these numbers a little, the advantage for the minority party this time around seems all but assured to upset the balance of power and destroy President Joe Biden’s trifecta.
Gerrymandering is practiced by politicians of all stripes when they get the chance. Despite the advocate media brouhaha likely to arise as the process gets underway, the act of redistricting to political advantage has been used by both parties since its first appearance in 1812.
Since the last major boundary changes ten years ago, two major SCOTUS decisions have taken place. In 2013, the court ruled 5-4 in Shelby County v. Holder that Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional. This decision essentially gutted section 5, which demanded that local government or state changes to voting rights must first attain federal clearance.
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