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Gerrymandering news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
March 7, 2019
The Governor Who Beat Scott Walker Is Ready to Overturn Walker’s Anti-Labor Agenda
Wisconsin’s Tony Evers moves to upend his predecessor’s “right to work” law and other anti-union, anti-worker provisions.
January 29, 2019
Massive Democracy-Reform Legislation Gets Its Day In Congress
And Republican protectors of the crooked system went off the deep end.
November 22, 2018
Letters From the December 17-24, 2018, Issue
Down the rabbit hole… Bird is the word… Forgotten victory… Dump the hump… Road map for change… History repeats itself…