On Wednesday, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Democrats’ far-left gerrymander state House map that deletes Hispanic representation, creates districts that snake around others, and could boot one of the only Black representatives from her district.
According to reports, the heavily gerrymandered map could give Democrats 45 of the 70 seats in the state House.
Lujan Grisham claimed, “This is a sound map that is representative and respectful of New Mexico’s varied communities of interest and will, I believe, ensure that the will of the people will continue to be done in that chamber.”
Despite the heavy partisan gerrymander based on a map drawn by the George Soros-funded Center for Civic Policy (CCP), the governor claims it is “representative.” This is despite Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert possibly being kicked out of her seat and Republicans being paired with Democrats in two districts.
Those include — Rep. Greg Nibert (R-Roswell) and Rep. Phelps Anderson (DTS-Roswell), as well as Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D-Bernalillo) and Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo).
The maps were not the work of the state’s Citizen Redistricting Committee. Rather, the work of dark money operatives apparently seeking a left-wing political advantage.
During the closed-door special session in which Democrats rammed through the extreme proposals, public comment was cut off or not accepted at all and no notice was given to the public to addend critical committee hearings on the proposed maps.
Even the left-wing Albuquerque Journal decried the partisanship in the drawing of maps. In a recent editorial, the paper wrote that the maps were drawn for “naked political gain.”
“So much for keeping like-minded communities together, prioritizing communities of interest, protecting marginalized groups, avoiding court intervention, and not favoring anyone, specifically political parties or incumbents.”
The Republican Party of New Mexico and New Mexico Open Elections are considering lawsuits to block the maps. It is unclear the status of those at this time.
Lujan Grisham has yet to sign the state Senate maps, which also drew controversy. She has until Jan. 6 to do so.