Thursday, the Missouri Senate approved a new congressional map, pushing a last-minute proposal through against Republican opposition.
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.
Ohio’s Redistricting Mess Threatens A Smooth Election In November
The state Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled version after version of the congressional and state legislative maps unconstitutional.
NY Redistricting Master Holds Key to Congressional Power
One of the most powerful persons in politics for the next two weeks is a professor who has spent his career studying mapping.
How To Avoid Another Redistricting Nightmare In 2030
The conversation comes as a wave of partisan gerrymandering has swept the nation, leaving districts uncompetitive, incumbents in place.
Redistricting Makes Michigan A Battleground State For Both Parties
Michigan’s new redistricting has made it a battleground. Several members of Congress want to run where districts have been redrawn.
Voting Groups Sue Over Florida Congressional Map
Friday, voting rights groups sued Florida, alleging its new congressional maps will reduce Black representation while benefiting the GOP.
Court Rejects GOP’s 4th Set of Ohio State Legislative Maps
Under the state constitution’s strict anti-gerrymandering standards, Ohio’s Supreme Court has rejected a 4th set of legislative maps.
GOP Targets State Court Elections After Redistricting Rulings
Republicans vow to spend huge sums in key state supreme court races this fall, seeking to elect conservative judges across the board.
Court Demands New York’s Congressional Maps Be Redrawn
A court ruling has struck down New York’s recently drawn maps. If upheld, the court will appoint a neutral expert to develop new maps.
Gerrymandering And The Limits Of Representative Democracy
Unrestrained gerrymandering can greatly distort the composition of a legislature, possibly leading to loss of representation, article.