A grassroots initiative aims to take power to draw districts from legislators and give it to an independent citizen redistricting commission.
Redistricting (Gerrymandering) articles on Democracy Chronicles
Redistricting, also known pejoratively as gerrymandering, refers to manipulation of the redrawing of districts to skew results towards a preferred party or candidate. With changes in population over time as cities grow and shrink, representative democracy requires adjusting border lines between electoral areas. For national elections, the U.S. Constitution outlines the need for a ten-year population count by census for national elections. The 50 states often have their own methods of redistricting. Also see our section on American democracy.
North Carolina lawmakers have been forced back to the drawing board after state court ruled last month congressional map was drawn along partisan lines.
North Carolina judge ruled Monday more than 100,000 computer documents of deceased Republican redistricting guru no longer under confidentiality order.
Report argues Arizona is a pioneer of independent redistricting following a 2000 vote that took away redistricting powers from self-interested legislators.
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The House and Senate redistricting committees met to figure how they would enact new boundaries for the 2020 election by a court-mandated Sept. 18 deadline.
Pennsylvania is one of several states trying to ensure fair congressional maps are drawn after the 2020 Census. As we say in the episode, redistricting is one of democracy’s thorniest problems.
North Carolina court struck state’s legislative gerrymander on Sept. 3, calling for a remedy but State republicans appear determined to ignore the decision.
Michigan reformers hoping to rein in gerrymandering have a big idea that’s caught on in several states. However, conservatives want to stop the process.
North Carolina voters will finally get a chance to elect their lawmakers using fair maps, thanks to a court ruling that struck down the existing maps.