Supreme Court could throw a wrench into Virginia politics with decision expected this month. The State is holding primaries Tuesday.
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.
In Massachusetts, Take Back Our Republic first wants to register people to vote and hear what they think about gerrymandering.
Democrats and Republicans have not been so bitterly divided along partisan lines since Reconstruction or aggressively hostile to each other.
Across the nation, officials overseeing geospatial information systems are looking to digital-mapping data to make their elections more efficient and fair.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law ensuring that people in state prisons will be counted as residents of their home addresses .
New report by researchers at the Center for American Progress proposes that states purposefully account for voter preferences when drawing districts.
U.S. Supreme Court will finally decide whether federal judiciary can rein partisan gerrymanders, the lower courts aren’t waiting for the justices’ approval.
Back in the federal court house where most of eight year-long case has played out, fight over forcing Texas back under federal oversight of its map making.
A unanimous panel of federal judges declared Ohio’s Republican-drawn congressional map unconstitutional, adding to a growing number of similar cases.
Gov. Ralph Northam rejects a bill that would have expanded the state Board of Elections and handed the body power to appoint the state’s elections chief.