Eric Holder: Republicans Won by “Rigging the Election”
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Speaking Thursday with the Center for American Progress president (and former Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama aide) Neera Tanden, former Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that the Republican Party had used gerrymandering and other such tricks to win the 2016 presidential election.
As reported by Conservative Tribune:
“We heard a lot in this past election about rigged systems, but I want to say the biggest rigged system in America is gerrymandering,” he said. “A system where the lines are drawn not to represent American communities, but benefit politicians. A system where politicians pick their voters.”
“I think, to be very frank, that the Republican Party has realized that their governing philosophy is not a winning one,” he continued. “And since they can’t win the game they’ve decided to change the rules.”
The underlying contention was that Republicans won the election not by resonating with the American people but by “chang(ing) the rules.”
The former attorney general also complained about efforts by GOP legislators across the country to implement voter ID laws, which he has long maintained was another trick — one designed to “suppress votes” despite significant evidence to the contrary.