A North Carolina court ruled that courts don’t have the ability to determine if a political map is legal, giving legislators a free pass.
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.
Despite state court warnings, Republicans plan to move forward with gerrymandering, despite the possibility of a judge stopping them.
The Census Bureau has begun to prepare for next decennial count. As part of preparations, the bureau invited public comments.
The North Carolina Supreme Court issued two important rulings in voting rights cases Friday, on gerrymandering and voter ID.
A majority of Supreme Court justices Wednesday seemed reluctant to find that state legislators may manipulate congressional district lines.
Both parties entered the latest redistricting cycle seeking to press their advantages where they could get possible votes.
I am against gerrymandering and want to see every instance of it abolished so Americans have more equality and power when they vote.
Recent debates on the composition of the apportionment basis have brought up fresh concerns about representation in the process.
In Alabama, Florida and Louisiana, new congressional maps that some judges have ruled dilute the voting power of black voters.
The once in a decade census determines the number of reps from each state. How maps are drawn determines who winds up on top.