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MARCH 3, 2017

     Obama and Holder are losers.  Former President Barack Obama is getting ready to jump back into the political pool, former US Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.  Holder said he has been talking with Obama about different ways to help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, according to Politico. Obama asked Holder to be chairman of the group last year.  “He’s ready to roll,” Holder told reporters at a briefing.

      Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the reconfiguring of voting districts through the political process known as gerrymandering — a combined effort to end “Trump-ism” and help their party regain control of Congress and legislatures across the country.  Politico reported that the group seeks to direct resources into winning certain state elections, push ballot initiatives for nonpartisan district-drawing commissions and wage legal wars over existing maps.  By accomplishing their goals, the group hopes it would put Democrats at a better advantage in state legislatures and the House of Representatives.

     Obama indicated last fall before leaving the White House that his short-term, post-presidency focus will be on General Assembly races and redistricting after the 2020 Census. Voting districts are redrawn after a federal Census to reflect the changes in population and other demographic. Much of the redistricting across the country is done by the political party that controls the state legislature.

     Obama unlike his predecessor, President George Bush, won't go away.
 
 
 

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