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Redistricting news and analysis from The Nation
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.
May 22, 2017
North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters
The Supreme Court strikes down two of the state’s congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
November 22, 2016
Federal Court Rejects Extreme Gerrymandering in Wisconsin
A panel of three federal judges determines that Republicans drew legislative-district lines that were “intended to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters.”
March 25, 2015
A Rare Victory for Black Voting Rights in the South
The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
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November 7, 2014
Republicans Got Only 52 Percent of the Vote in House Races
How did they end up with 57 percent of the seats?
November 5, 2014
Gerrymandering Rigged the 2014 Elections for Republican Advantage
In Pennsylvania, Democrats won almost half the votes, but a far lesser percentage of the House seats.
May 8, 2013
Our Elections Really Are Rigged—by Gerrymandering and Districting Abuses
Once Mark Sanford won the Republican primary, he was all but certain to win in a district drawn to elect Republicans. That’s how it works in America.