A series of lawsuits leading to new plans for Congress could put Democrats in position to take back the House of Representatives before a single vote is cast in 2024.
The foundations of the 2024 campaign are still taking shape, but one thing is already clear: a wave of lawsuits could cost Republicans the majority in the House of Representatives.
Over the past nine days, state and federal judges have thrown out two congressional maps — and helped Democrats avoid a worst-case scenario in Ohio — ushering in an unusually busy redistricting calendar leading up to the election year.
All told, a dozen or more seats could be reapportioned in at least six states, increasing the likelihood that Democrats can chip away at the Republican Party’s five-seat majority through reapportionment alone.
Democrats have won legislative victories in the South that could lead to new majority-minority districts Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. Democrats are expected to win several re-elected seats in the House of Representatives in New York, and even with Republicans expected to take over North Carolina, Democrats are expected to be able to make Hakeem Jeffries the next Speaker of the House before a single vote is cast in 2024. .
Not only will representation be restored to voters who had their districts taken away through gerrymandering by the Republican Party, but those voters are also expected to send more black representatives to Washington, DC.
When this happens, it will be good for democracy and the country because representation will be restored and Republicans will be removed from the majority in the House of Representatives.