Reading Time: 5 minutes 2020 could have been the year to get politics out of redistricting in many states. Now, fair maps advocates are hoping they do not have to wait another 10 years to bolster fair elections.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ballot initiatives are an important tool for voters who want electoral reform. Yet GOP lawmakers across the country have rewritten, blocked, or outright ignored measures for a more fair democracy.
Reading Time: 19 minutes GOP gerrymandering guru Thomas Hofeller died in 2018. His daughter Stephanie just released 70,000 files that detail his successful voter suppression efforts. Here is what these disclosures show and what they mean for US democracy.
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.