So much for a peaceful and cooperative transfer of power.
I knew that was garbage the minute Obama claimed he wanted to help Trump with the transition.
It seems like everything out of this man’s mouth is a lie.
Here are more details on the new report and Obama’s plans, from Fox News:
Former President Obama is getting ready to jump back into the political pool, former U.S. 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 politically-laded 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 to 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 before leaving the White House last fall 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.
Marc Elias, a top election lawyer advising the group, said they expect states to file new lawsuits to change the districting maps and are guiding states on where they could see legal victories.
Holder said the fight will be more difficult with Jeff Sessions running the Justice Department. He added that the decision to throw out a challenge to voter laws in Texas was “disheartening.”