Report argues Arizona is a pioneer of independent redistricting following a 2000 vote that took away redistricting powers from self-interested legislators.
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.
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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.
The Thomas Hofeller gerrymandering files have led to some legal battles raging, with Republicans doing all to have them thrown out of court.
Former President Obama on Monday announced a new initiative in a campaign to combat partisan gerrymandering. “Training is at the heart of organizing.
Spakovsky’s GOP-friendly campaign encourages States to move forward with anti-immigrant redistricting change using upcoming data from the Census Bureau.