Reading Time: 4 minutes FEC nominee James “Trey” Trainor appears to have extensive ties to gerrymandering efforts that took place just weeks after Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was struck down.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Saying that North Carolina’s legislative map unconstitutionally favors Republicans, a panel of three judges ruled that it must be redrawn within two weeks.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Following a decisive victory for Democrats in the 2018 elections, advocates of fair redistricting are doubling down on their efforts to get like-minded candidates elected and end gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new law in Texas is a step away from open government as the state prepares for redistricting in 2021, critics claim.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While some critics of partisan gerrymandering hope the Supreme Court can put a stop to it, others fear the court may actually enable states to draw unfair maps.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Democrats netted 40 seats in this year’s midterms, but the “blue wave” didn’t crest everywhere. In heavily gerrymandered states, such as North Carolina and Ohio, Democratic gains were nonexistent.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Missourians overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to reduce corruption and gerrymandering. Weeks later, Republicans are already trying to weaken the measure.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A North Carolina district court has found the state’s current districts unconstitutional. This could lead to pre-midterms redistricting — though state Republicans may appeal to the US Supreme Court.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With so much job security, US politicians can get away with just about anything and the country suffers as a result.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Supreme Court disappointed election integrity advocates by declining to hear the merits of a case regarding perhaps one of the worst cases of partisan gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The impact of gerrymandered maps and voter suppression efforts can be devastating for a state — even after courts have stepped in to overturn them. North Carolina is a poster child for the way this assault on democracy leads to laws that should never have been enacted.
Reading Time: 6 minutes While the media focuses on Russian interference, there are bigger threats to our upcoming midterm elections.
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Reading Time: 5 minutes After a strong year in 2017, Democrats hope that a blue wave will give them control of the House in 2018. But GOP gerrymandering guarantees that it will be an uphill battle.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Gerrymandering is a political problem that requires a non-political solution. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and an expert in California have now restored a semblance of fairness to one of the most gerrymandered states in the country.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The decisions of federal courts have put an end to many voter suppression schemes cooked up by crooked politicians. But many of President Donald Trump’s nominees have troubling records when it comes to voting rights. Will they put partisan interests above the law?
Reading Time: 4 minutes When you look at a map of US congressional districts, the picture often resembles a warped puzzle, with lines curving in and out of territory. That’s because gerrymandering works. But have citizens finally had enough?
Reading Time: 5 minutes With the Pennsylvania Supreme Court putting an end to gerrymandered congressional districts and Florida voters putting an important initiative on the November ballot, it has been a big week for all those seeking fair elections.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Popular author and journalist Sarah Kendzior looks at the many battles ahead to combat voter suppression in 2018.
Reading Time: 3 minutes US democracy is under attack from foreign and domestic forces. Why is nobody doing anything about it?