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Gerrymandering news and analysis from The Nation
October 7, 2021
NY State’s Redistricting Might Just Save Joe Biden’s Presidency
Though the state continues to lose population, in the zero-sum game of American politics subtraction could work in the Democrats’ favor next year.
September 8, 2021
What Do You Think This Is, Earth Prime?
That’s the one where all the problems keep
August 13, 2021
The Next Gerrymandering Nightmare Has Begun
With the release of 2020 Census data, GOP legislators will rush to draw new maps. If they get their way, they’re likely to flip the US House.
April 28, 2021
Republicans Are Risking a Major Realignment
If Democrats can convince even an eighth of swing voters to care more about the well-being of their families than about Dr. Seuss, the result would be landslides that no Republican legislature or voter-suppression law could reverse.
September 4, 2019
North Carolina Has Won a Huge Victory in the Fight Against Rigged Elections
There is now hope that savvy legal and political strategies really can begin to upend gerrymandering across the country.
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July 13, 2019
Trump Wants to Use ‘Citizenship Data’ to Gerrymander Democracy
The Census won’t include a citizenship question, but a scheme to use citizenship data for redistricting threatens representation.
July 9, 2019
The Census Is Not Just About Numbers, It’s About Empowerment
It is one of the deepest commitments of our Constitution and a radical tool for democratizing America.
June 27, 2019
The Roberts Court Continues to Debase Democracy, With a Miserable Gerrymandering Decision
The Supreme Court refusal to address extreme gerrymandering is just the latest example of how this Court majority champions political privilege.
April 8, 2019
Why Democratic Contenders Now Call for Abolishing the Electoral College
After the 2000 election, when Al Gore won the popular vote, Democrats were slow to respond, seeming to lack a basic sense of what was at stake. Not anymore.
March 8, 2019
Prison Gerrymandering Distorts Our Democracy in the Worst Ways
Congressman Mark Pocan just got the House to approve an end to Census counts that distort representation at local and state levels.