Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Reacted to Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Gerrymandering

The presidential hopefuls weighed in on Twitter about gerrymandering.

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The Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday finding that partisan gerrymandering can’t be blocked by federal courts, effectively allowing state legislatures to draw district lines in such a way as to disadvantage either political party. On Twitter, the 2020 Democratic hopefuls pounced on the opportunity to weigh in.

Several candidates, including New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, called gerrymandering a “disgrace.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren called the decision “an abomination.”

Still other candidates pointed out that gerrymandering can be used to weaken the voting power of communities of color.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker promised a new Voting Rights Act to remove barriers to voting access.

Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke also unveiled a plan to strengthen voting rights.

Others made broader statements about the harmful consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision.

 

 

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