Nancy Pelosi celebrated when Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in 2018.
But she doesn’t plan on being Speaker of the House for just two years.
And now, Pelosi was just caught in one massive plot to steal control of Congress for the next decade or more.
When Democrats flipped control of the House of Representatives in 2018, they immediately began making plans for 2020.
And while the primary goal of the party is to retake control of the Senate to install Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader, as well as defeat President Donald Trump as he seeks a second term in office, there is another major plan Democrats are working towards.
With the upcoming census in 2020 set to impact congressional district lines across the entire country, Democrats have been working hard to rig the game and make sure that when the time comes to draw new lines, they will be in control of the entire process.
If that happens, the odds of Democrats holding control of the House of Representatives for the next 10 years or longer skyrockets.
And Pelosi knows it too.
She knows that if she can find a way to control the redistricting process that legislative lines in the House of Representatives are drawn under every 10 years, that she can build herself a permanent Democratic majority in Congress that would take at least a decade to wash away, if not longer.
But what she wasn’t planning was being caught red-handed in the act.
Politico reports, “Senior Republicans concede they’re at risk of losing dozens of state-level elections that will determine who wields power over the post-2020 congressional map — and potentially which party controls the chamber for the following 10 years.”
“While Republicans are establishing a massive national infrastructure devoted to reelecting President Donald Trump and winning congressional majorities, party officials say the state legislative races are being overlooked.”
This is a massive danger that could damage Republicans for a decade or more.
And if Pelosi gets her way, she will be able to cement Democratic Control of Washington for years to come.
But she isn’t alone.
Pelosi is also joined by other prominent Democrats like Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and others, into flipping control of state legislatures across the country who are responsible for drawing Congressional district lines.
“The trepidation comes as an array of well-funded Democratic groups — including one with the backing of former President Barack Obama and ex-Attorney General Eric Holder — are flooding cash into Virginia, a key redistricting battleground that’s holding state legislative elections this fall,” adds Politico.
If Democrats flip control of Virginia’s legislature this year, they could turn their congressional majority in the state from holding 7 seats to holding 8 or possibly even 9 seats after the 2020 census.
And this strategy could play out in other states as well, like Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.