Over the past year, Barack Obama has been working quietly to try and destroy President Donald Trump. Now, it appears that Obama is finally making his power move to bring Trump down once and for all.
Fox News reported that a redistricting group that is backed by Obama and led by his former Attorney General Eric Holder raised more than $11 million in 2017 and has set a new fundraising goal of $30 million to help their upcoming efforts to target Republicans in 12 states. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) is a Washington D.C.-based group founded by Holder whose goal lies in “enacting a comprehensive, multi-cycle Democratic Party redistricting strategy.”
The group was created largely due to Obama’s resentment towards the House Republican majority during a portion of his presidency and claims that gerrymandering, which both parties partake in, has led to “disastrous” policies.
“These gerrymandered districts have had disastrous policy consequences, leading to some of the most right-wing legislation in decades both in Congress and at the state level, including assaults on women’s health, suppressing the vote for people of color, failing to address climate change, and refusing to stand up to the epidemic of gun violence,” the group’s website states. “These policies don’t reflect the majority of voters, but because Republicans have rigged the system in their favor, voters are limited in their ability to do anything about it.”
The group was able to raise $11 million last year through its numerous entities that include the NDRC, the National Redistricting Foundation, and the National Redistricting Action Fund. Holder has said that the group’s 2018 goal is to raise $30 million.
“In 2011, Republicans created gerrymandered districts that locked themselves into power and shut out voters from the electoral process,” Holder said on Wednesday. “By focusing on these state and local races, we can ensure Democrats who will fight for fairness have a seat at the table when new maps are drawn in 2021.”
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