Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a dire warning to Americans about the Democratic Party’s plan to seize control of local elections.
In a piece for The Washington Examiner, Governor Abbott stated that the left will target state elections by taking control of the states’ redistricting plans with the financial help of George Soros. He wrote: “Headed by former Attorney General Eric Holder, the tax-exempt 527 political action committee plans a three-pronged attack to flood state-level races with outside money, to leverage activist courts to wrest control of state redistricting plans, and finally, with the formidable community organizing prowess of former President Barack Obama, to fund astro-turfed ballot initiatives in the guise of ‘fairness.’”
As everyone knows, the Democrats lost big last year. Not did they lose the presidency, they lost both houses of Congress and a majority of the governorships. They have also lost most of their positions at the state level. In an effort to regain their position, they are focusing on state and local elections.
Billionaire George Soros, a major financial contributor to left-wing causes, is helping to fund the Democrats’ new initiative. A political action committee called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee seeks to influence elections by taking control of the congressional re-districting from the voters. In 2021, the next U.S. census will be held — which means that states like Texas will redraw their legislative and congressional districts. The organization seeks to redistrict counties in a way that favors Democrats.
The organization, led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, will pour millions of dollars into state-level races in an effort to use activist courts to take control of state redistricting plans. Former President Barack Obama will lend his community organizing expertise to the cause. This is a blatant attempt to subvert the will of the people by removing their power and giving it to left-leaning judges.
Since so many Americans have moved to Texas because of the well-paying jobs and minimal government interference, the Democrats see an opportunity. If the National Democratic Redistricting Committee succeeds in their plan, they could engineer the ascent of leftist politicians in the state of Texas. Additionally, they may be able to earn more seats on the House of Representatives.
This will not be George Soros’ first time he has attempting to influence local elections. He has spent millions of dollars funding Democratic candidates for attorney general in a dozen local districts. According to Governor Abbott, “the vast majority of his selected candidates won when their opponents were overwhelmed by the inflow of cash and negative campaigning.”
Governor Abbott’s warning is a sign of the left’s attempt to regain their power and influence by stripping American voters of their power. Instead of winning the debate, they seek to remove opposing views. This sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The left’s ideas and policies were soundly rejected by the American public last year. It appears that the only way they can return to power is to limit the amount of power the American voters have. Hopefully, members of the GOP will heed Governor Abbott’s warning. If they are going to stop the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, conservatives must expose their agenda.