The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a “nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice”. It had this important release on the 2021-2022 redistricting cycle in the South:
Florida, Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina likely hotspots for partisan and racial gerrymandering due to changes in demographics and the law, and single-party control of map-drawing
Redistricting reforms and political wins resulting in divided government in some states improve the chances for fair maps: Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin
The next round of redistricting in 2021 and 2022 is likely to be the most challenging in recent history and particularly detrimental to communities of color, according to a report by Michael C. Li, one of the nation’s leading experts on redistricting and gerrymandering and senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law.
Read the full release here.