Pence cleared the way for the final vote on Thomas Farr for a district judge's job in North Carolina that has been open since 2005 because of a partisan divide over congressional districting.
The Associated Press reported, "Democratic lawmakers, urged on by the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus, have been fighting Thomas Farr's confirmation to serve as a district court judge in North Carolina. The seat Farr would fill has been vacant since 2005.
"Democrats say that Farr, as an attorney hired by the state, defended racially gerrymandered congressional boundaries as well as a law that required photo identification to vote. The courts ruled against both measures."
Left out of the story was the fact that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires what AP referred to as "racially gerrymandered congressional boundaries."
You would not have a 35-member Congressional Black Caucus in the House without racial gerrymandering.
It is required -- especially in the Deep South.
The NAACP lobbied for the law, which Democrats overwhelmingly supported.
AP had none of this in its story by Kevin Freking, who never bothered to get the Republican side in this partisan story. Instead he only quoted Senator Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York.
Republican Quotes Matter.
By the way, Creepy Uncle Joe became the first vice president to go eight years without breaking a tie. Maybe Reid and McConnell made a deal to avoid ties to keep Biden and his roaming hands out of the Senate.
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