Daunt v Benson calls to question the constitutionality of voter-approved amendments aimed at ending gerrymandering in Michigan.
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.
With the For the People Act, Congress has a once-in-a-decade opportunity to replace abuse-prone mechanism with a more equal one.
Math decides the power of one person’s vote in representative apportionment, redistricting, conversion of votes to results, to name a few.
Independent redistricting commissions are supported by 57% of Republican voters, according to new survey by right-leaning IRC.
PlanScore has introduced a new feature called Score a Plan. Users in any of twelve states can now upload a district map at any stage.
House Resolution 1 led by the Democrats, aims to strike down hurdles to voting, partisan gerrymandering and big money in politics.
The rise of extremism in American politics is why political reform must seek to marginalize, to the extent possible, these destabilizing forces.
There literally is a “redistricting war” in the U.S will all sorts of fronts. The next front is expected to be who will be counted as voter.
A bipartisan letter of support by former FEC leaders urges Congress to take more steps to ensure FEC reforms in H.R.1/S.1.
Redrawing the nation’s voting maps is a high stakes process and should already be underway. However, data is crucial to this process.