Barack Obama Is Returning to Politics to Address Gerrymandering
Mar 02 2017 by Larry Hoffman
In particular, Holder said Obama could work in some form with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee that works to combat gerrymandering and describes itself as "an organization of Democratic leaders enacting a comprehensive, multi-cycle Democratic Party redistricting strategy over the next 5 years and beyond".
The NDRC is aiming to strengthen the Democrats in a variety of ways, including pushing for changes in district boundaries and strengthening the party at state level. Because many current districts were drawn by Republican-majority state legislatures, the maps tend to favor Republican candidates.
Former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaHouse Intel chairman pushes for release of bin Laden documents The art of the defense budget deal Huntsman in talks to be USA ambassador to Russian Federation: report MORE is getting ready for a public return to politics, says his onetime attorney general, Eric HolderEric H. HolderUber is on a collision course with regulators and lawyers Uber CEO argues with driver over falling fares in video Holder: Obama "ready to roll" and help Dems MORE.
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So how much longer will former President Barack Obama remain on the political sidelines?
Holder also told Politico, "This is really a battle for our democracy".
The return of Obama to any level of U.S. politics is sure to be welcomed by Democrat voters, many of whom felt the party became divided during the 2016 presidential race, with Hillary Clinton supporters often facing off with Bernie Sanders supporters in light of hacks that suggested party bosses pushed for Clinton's nomination. Prior to leaving office, Obama had asked Holder to chair the committee; and now, he's ready to "be a more visible part of the effort".