Obama's former Attorney General, Eric Holder, said that the former President is looking to help tackle the practice of gerrymandering before the upcoming elections in 2018. Holder was quoted as saying:
It’s coming. He’s coming.
And he’s ready to roll.
Gerrymandering is the act of strategically reorganizing legislative districts in a racially biased way. This makes it more difficult for low-income and minority voters to get to the polls and vote. Holder is saying Obama wants to fight for voting rights for these communities, shut down gerrymandering, and make it so everyone has a chance to vote.
Holder is already predicting that many Republicans could lose their seat in the upcoming elections if Obama is successful. If he does make it easier to vote and Trump continues on the path that he is on, this election could be interesting. As Holder said:
This is really a battle for our democracy.
The notion that people are denied their ability to cast a meaningful vote … is inconsistent with who we say we are, inconsistent with what we say our democracy is about.