Eric Holder’s Group is “Begging” the Public to Parrot Their Canned Talking Points

Holder’s outfit has been holding training sessions to plant public commenters at redistricting hearings because they can “be impactful during any future litigation

But the trainings aren’t going well: Holder’s state director complained publicly she’s “concerned that people are not making effective comments at public hearings”

Raleigh, N.C. — Eric Holder’s group “All on the Line” has been hosting training sessions to plant public commenters at redistricting hearings. Their goal, in their own words, is to get comments into the record because they can “be impactful during any future litigation.

Think about that: In preparation for Eric Holder’s redistricting lawsuit, he’s funding training sessions to get plants to deliver public comments that he thinks will help him win. He’s sandbagging the process as part of a legal strategy.

But their efforts to game the system don’t appear to be going very well.

Holder’s state director complained on Twitter that public commenters are saying all the wrong things: “I am concerned that people are not making effective comments at public hearings.”

She implored more people (“please! I’m begging you!”) to follow her trainings so Holder’s plants can “be using those opportunities in a way that is effective not just now but over the long term. And that means making a very different kind of public comment than the vast majority of people are making at these hearings.”

Here’s an idea: Stop trying to sandbag the process. Let people say what they wish.

As a reminder, Eric Holder’s self-professed goal is to “favorably position Democrats for the redistricting process.”

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