ALEC Board Member Reveals Kansas Partisan Gerrymandering Plan to Donors - 2020-10-15
ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where legislators and corporate lobbyists meet behind closed doors to adopt model legislation on a broad range of public policy issues. Its secretive working group resembles the "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" responsible for promoting Voter ID and Stand Your Ground bills in the past, which was disbanded in April 2012 in the face of intense public scrutiny.
At the 2019 Annual Meeting, ALEC held two workshops on the redistricting process: "What is Redistricting and why must we do it?" and "How to Survive Redistricting," the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reported.
During the second session, Cleta Mitchell told attendees, "we're going to teach you how to gerrymander" and "legislators were advised to treat redistricting as 'political adult blood sport,' trash potential evidence before it can be discovered through litigation, avoid the word gerrymander, and make deals with black and Latino legislators that guarantee them easy reelections by packing as many minority voters as possible into their districts, thereby making the rest of the map whiter and more conservative," David Daley reported.