Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on October 6, 2011
Utah – BREAKING: PRIDEinUtah was just informed that during a meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus this, Republican Senator Ralph Okerlund admitted that the GOP are drawing maps designed specifically to ensure Republican victory.
In what can only be described as a moment of conscience, the Communications Director for the Senate Dems, Emily Hollingshead, tells us that Republican Senator Ralph Okerlund admitted to the Senate Democrats the reason why the Republicans are only now releasing their final congressional map (which will undoubtably pass) is that they were fighting to find a way to ensure that each of the 4 congressional seats had a 62% Republican majority of voters.
Further leaks from inside the Legislature tell us that it was a directive of the Republican National Committee that each congressional map be gerrymandered into districts ensuring Republican victory so that Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson would be unable to continue serving. So much for the dog and pony show of “public input.” The only thing that actually mattered was that they satisfied the RNC.
Finally. Out loud and proud, the Republican Power Brokers are admitting that they have zero interest in what’s best for Utah, zero interest in the people of Utah, and 100% interest in making sure that they continue to hold domination over the state.
Whether you’re a Republican, Independent or a Democrat, you should be furious. We do not elect our officials to be party hacks first, we elect them to be Utahans first!
The final public hearing will be tomorrow at 9am at the Utah State Capitol, all members of our great state should be there to tell these power-hungry partisans exactly what we think of them!