Democratic Party efforts to change congressional redistricting lines have largely failed to secure wins, pointing to large potential November midterm losses.
The new Axios report noted that the latest court rulings could give Republicans 11 House seats in the 2022 congressional races.
If the Democrats are going to fail at something, this is the kind of failure I don’t mind.https://t.co/faIqdCbiFY
— Rob Hudelson (@robforarizona) May 23, 2022
“Democrats’ original plans in New York could have knocked out half of the eight GOP-held seats and boosted the party’s 19-member delegation to 22,” Axios reported.
Democrats redistricting nightmare may be coming true after all https://t.co/GNxRi88pMj
— Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) May 22, 2022
“Instead, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y), chair of the House Democrats’ campaign arm, will run in a district that includes his home — but is mostly represented by Black freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.). Maloney’s decision has angered many in the caucus,” it added.
Florida has also seen a changing electoral map. The new districts could give the GOP up to four more seats under the newly formed lines favorable to Republicans.
The maps only add to other concerns facing Democrats this year as the party faces a growing red wave that will likely result in Republicans winning back the House and putting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) out of her role.