On January 12, 2022 the Ohio Supreme Court concluded that the General Assembly’s redistricting plans violated Ohio’s Constitution.
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.
There is a rising number of districts that strongly favor one party. It is forces that go far beyond gerrymandering that explain it.
After a week of intense negotiations the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission last Friday adopted a new Legislative map.
The U.S. Census Bureau director says the organisation needs to work on ways the limit the potential for political interference in future.
New Jersey’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission on Friday came to an agreement on the new state legislative districts map.
The suit charges that diluting Native power violates their voting rights and will handicap tribe members who run for office.
“Decennial redistricting” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s essential, and there’s enough to wail about this season, as usual.
The GOP protests started nearly as soon as the lopsided votes in the New York legislature were completed earlier this month.
You know the Rubicon has been crossed when the Supreme Court issues a conservative voting rights order so at odds with settled precedent.
There are just 13 toss-up seats out of the 269 districts in redistricting completed so far, according to ratings from Cook Political Report.