Courts impose ranked-choice voting to remedy redistricting. It permits courts to correct redistricting without creating too many districts.
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.
Over the last few decades, courts have played a critical role in redistricting, ensuring that districts are fair and representational of residents.
Eleven states have now pledged to using data on former prisoner home addresses to locate them for the purposes of gerrymandering.
The Census Bureau will release statistics Thursday, kicking off a major redistricting dispute that could determine who controls Congress.
When Maryland’s legislative districts are reconfigured this year, it will be the first time in decades that the governor is a Republican.
Republicans drew voting districts on census data giving them a political advantage in more states than either party has enjoyed in decades.
In the past Ohio’s elections have leaned right, but its electoral outcomes can’t be explained by narrow margins or a gradual end.
Congressional redistricting will be the most critical element in the 2022 midterms. Where will each party acquire clout? Lose it?
Anti-corruption organisation, RepresentUs, and Princeton Gerrymandering Project are partnering to produce the Redistricting Report Card,
When the contentious, once-in-a-decade struggle over congressional mapmaking begins this year, federal judges will no longer referee.