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This election year is one of the most important in recent memory. What impact will these many court cases and decisions have?

From The Epoch Times. Which party rules the House of Representatives beginning in 2025 could be as much a function of judges issuing rulings as voters making choices between rival candidates.

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Since 2022’s midterms, court rulings in Louisiana, Alabama, New York, and potentially Wisconsin, have or will have redrawn congressional maps that could imperil reelection odds for as many as nine Republican incumbents in the coming election cycle.

Those court-imposed revamps are countered by a North Carolina decision upholding maps benefitting Republicans in up to four of the state’s 14 congressional districts. Courts have also decided Republican-drawn maps in Georgia, Florida, and Texas will stand for 2024 elections.

Rulings in federal court challenges in Louisiana and Alabama determined state lawmakers violated Section 2 of the Voters Rights Act in not creating a second majority-black congressional district in their states. Section 2 states, in part, “prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color, or membership in one of the language minority groups identified in Section 4(f)(2) of the Act.” …

As a result, the state’s six-member U.S. House delegation will likely go from 5–1 Republican to 4–2 Republican after the 2024 election. CD 6 joins New Orleans-based CD 2 as Louisiana two majority-black, Democratic-leaning seats: President Joe Biden would have carried the new CD 6 by 20 percentage points in 2020; CD 2 would have gone to Mr. Biden by 36 percent. …

Alabama Changes

In Alabama, a lower federal court in October selected a “remedial” congressional map the state will use for the 2024 election, which creates a second black-majority congressional district that President Biden would have won in 2020 by 12 percentage points.

As a result, the new map is likely to result in the election of a second Democrat from Alabama. The GOP dominates the state’s current House contingent, 6 to 1. …

A Bluer New York

On Dec. 12, 2023, the New York Court of Appeals in a 4–3 ruling tossed out the 2022 Congressional map that saw Republicans chip Democrats’ 19–8 House bulge down to a 15–11 advantage.

The court ordered the Independent Redistricting Commission to redraw New York’s 26-district congressional map and present it to state lawmakers no later than Feb. 28.

The revamped map is likely to change the dynamics benefitting Democrat challengers in one or more of the New York Congressional seats won in 2022 by five Republican freshmen in “crossover” districts that President Biden carried in 2020. …

A Redder North Carolina

In November, North Carolina lawmakers adopted a redrawn congressional map that creates 10 reliably Republican seats, three reliably Democratic seats, and one competitive seat. …

This map is near-certain to face further litigation but as the U.S. Supreme Court and North Carolina Supreme Court have ruled, it will only consider “racial” gerrymandering claims, not “partisan” gerrymandering claims.

Wisconsin on Tap

Pending litigation could result in rulings benefitting Democrats in Wisconsin before the November 2024 election.

In December, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the state’s legislative maps, which give Republicans a 6–2 Congressional seat advantage despite the state having more registered Democrats, are unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn. …

Democrats say a “more proportional map” could allow them to up two more seats in Wisconsin.

Georgia Likely

In late December 2023, a judge approved a new congressional map passed by Georgia lawmakers that will go into effect for the 2024 election, although Democrats may still challenge it in court.

The new map creates a new majority-black district, the 6th, in west Atlanta suburbs but “dilutes” a majority-minority district, the 7th, east of the city, essentially retaining nine Republican-leaning seats and five Democratic-leaning seats. …

Florida Upheld

In early December, a Florida appeals court reversed a lower court’s ruling that the state’s congressional lines were unconstitutional, reinstating the redistricted lines pushed through by Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022. …

An appeal is expected to be heard before the Florida Supreme Court in 2024.

Texas Holds

Of the 87 lawsuits filed nationwide over post-2020 Census congressional and legislative redistricting plans, this case in Texas has dragged on the longest and remains in “discovery” limbo without a trial date set.

Texas’s 38-district congressional map, which Republicans dominate by a 25–13 count, faces legal challenges in state and federal courts. …

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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Douglas Rissing/Getty Images Signature)

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Grant Windholz
February 3, 2024

Yes Lord God, please 🙏 bring in Congressman that are Godly and believers in you to stand strong and tall against this chaotic up and coming campaign year 💪 of constant spiritual warfare!

February 1, 2024

LORD, please do Your will this election. Forgive us our sin, from foolishness to outright rebellion. And please pour out Your Spirit and bring a long lasting repentance for sustained revival and salvation of 1000s.

Mary Ann Canfijn
January 30, 2024

Oh, Father, You reign and are sovereign; You rule and overrule.
Grant us, oh LORD, honest elections! We plead Your mercy, Lord.

Susan CC
January 30, 2024

Yirat Adonai- reverential awe at the Glory of His Presence as He daily condescends to be involved in our lives.

2 Samuel 23:4 The God of Israel spoke. The Rock of Israel said to me: ‘The one who rules righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is like the light of morning at sunrise, like a morning without clouds, like the gleaming of the sun on new grass after rain.’

Malachi 4:1-3 For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze, says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.” “But for you who fear My name…

2 Peter 3:7-9 And by that same word, the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men… With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.…

“Oh! that a great God should be a good God, a good God to an unworthy, to an undeserving, and to a people that continually do what they can to provoke the eyes of his glory; this should make us tremble.” John Bunyan

Dear Lord, You are God Almighty with ALL power and authority and we know only in the Name of Jesus Christ are we worthy and deserving of Your favor. I am asking in His Great Name for righteous leaders who serve in fear and awe of You. You have told us what will become of the ungodly but You are patient…wanting a mature harvest.. abundant and plenty. I am asking in the Name of Jesus Christ, that every vote counts, for Your Glory and our good. Have mercy on us Lord. Prepare a fair election with a victorious outcome in EACH of the newly elected. I pray You will exceed all of our prayers and may the fear of the Lord fall upon our nation. Amen

*****Just out of curiosity, I searched how to tell when wheat is ready for harvest…..I’ll let you draw your own conclusions….AWESOME!

(ideal time to harvest wheat hinges on recognizing these four stages of seed development)
Milk stage: The kernels are forming and contain a milk-like liquid. They are soft and can easily be squished.
Soft dough stage: The kernel can be still be squished, but no longer releases milky liquid.
Hard dough stage: The kernel is firm and requires pressure to dent it with your fingernail.
Flint stage: The kernel is hard and brittle.

January 30, 2024

How can the courts be reliable with garbage sitting on the benches nationwide? Biden’s henchpeople ran a good justice into retirement to nominate activist, biased, incompetent garbage to the Supreme Court! Say no more about Gov. Newsome’s California, the courts have made that state unsafe everywhere and that legal cancer is spreading nationwide. Cancer is terminal; 2024 is the year, either stop the cancer at the polls this November or the United States is lost forever.

Allena Jordan
January 30, 2024

My prayer from Ps. 2
The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.
1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

    January 30, 2024

    We must pray and not doubt. Believe that He our God will deliver us. We may face the sufferings and trials. Yet our God will deliver us.

    Susan CC
    January 30, 2024

    Worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling! Amen Allena, Amen!

    I continue to pray the fear of the Lord will drench this nation…….


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