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As expected, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked court rulings striking down the GOP's gerrymanders in Michigan & Ohio, since the high court is about to rule on gerrymandering cases in Maryland & North Carolina whose outcomes will affect the chances the MI & OH rulings survive
Here's our breakdown of the recent rulings striking down the GOP's congressional gerrymander in Ohio & the congressional & legislative gerrymanders in Michigan: dailykos.com/story/2019/5/3…
dailykos.com/story/2019/4/2…
In Michigan, Republicans have won legislative majorities in 3 of the 4 elections since they drew the maps after 2010 despite Democratic candidates winning more votes. Democrats may have won full control of state govt in 2018 without the GOP's gerrymanders docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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I am honored & excited to be introducing my very 1st amendment on the House floor, an amendment to #HR1, the #ForthePeopleAct. My amendment will lower the voting age from 18 to 16, allowing our youth to have a seat at the table of democracy. #16toVote
#DidYouKnow In 2018, nearly 2 million young people between the ages of 16 & 17 were employed, contributing to the labor force and to their local economy through paying taxes. #16toVote
49 yrs ago, Senator Ted Kennedy argued before his colleagues in favor of lowering the voting age as an effort to “bring our youth into full and lasting participation in our institutions of democratic government.” #16toVote #ForThePeoplebit.ly/2H7Lvsb
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