In Oregon, a group of leftists are desperate to ‘redraw’ voting districts, circumventing the rules and laws that have been established. So, using COVID as an excuse, they tried to collect ‘signatures’ online. And although a lower court gave them the green light, the Supreme Court weighed in and blocked that ruling.
Courts are working overtime, thanks to Democrat efforts to change voting rules before the 2020 election.
Many Americans know about the left’s attempts to encourage mail-in ballots. Republicans took them to court in Florida, scoring a big victory.
In Oregon, a group seeking to redraw voting districts wanted to collect signatures online.
The case went all the way to the Supreme Court. And the highest court gave them the bad news:
The Supreme Court has blocked a lower court ruling that would have made it easier for a group promoting redistricting reform in Oregon to collect signatures in the midst of the pandemic.
The court’s move is the latest example of the justices ruling against plaintiffs who have asked the court to relax ballot rules because of the coronavirus. The Supreme Court turned down a similar request from a group out of Idaho in late July.
The Supreme Court voted 7-2 to strike down a 9th Circuit decision in Oregon. The ruling will prevent a group from collecting signatures online, claiming dangers brought on by the pandemic.
The group “People Not Politicians” wanted to put a measure on the ballot to redraw congressional and legislative maps in Oregon.
That meant getting support from locals via signatures. It appears the group claims COVID made it harder to get in-person signatures, so they wanted to circulate their measure online.
The Supreme Court denied them.
It’s not hard to see how online signature-gathering could have led to fraud. Going door-to-door or other in-person measure ensures those signing are actual Oregon citizens.
Online? There are fewer restrictions. People from other states, or countries, could have signed the measure, inflating the number of signatures.
In fact, if the system is not properly protected, bots and software can auto-generate names and email addresses.
Redrawing districts is a common tactic used by politicians to sway elections in their favor. They try to group up regions of a state based on demographics, hoping it will benefit them in local or federal elections.
This move could have opened the door to countless radical groups redrawing state districts across the country, gaining signatures from non-residents.