gerrymandering

Redistricting

GOP scrutiny of black districts may deepen after court move

For decades, Democratic Rep. Al Lawson’s Florida district has stretched like a rubber band from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, scooping up as many black voters as possible to comply with requirements that minority communities get grouped together so they can select their own leaders and flex their power in Washington. But the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis,

Political geography

Gerrymandering Is Inevitable in a Democracy

The original Gerry Mander With the Census Bureau finally releasing its population data to the states, they will now begin the process of redrawing political boundaries for local, state, and congressional seats. Anyone who believes that there is some magic way of keeping politics out of the redistricting process must still believe in the tooth

Population Changes

Census data spurred GOP’s largest partisan edge in decades

Fresh off sweeping electoral victories a decade ago, Republican politicians used census data to draw voting districts that gave them a greater political advantage in more states than either party had in the past 50 years, according to a new Associated Press analysis. That advantage, measured by a formula designed to detect potential gerrymandering, allowed

Opinion

Opinion: America, It’s Time to Fix Our Voting System

This year’s election proved that the “Shining City on the Hill” is in need of repair. The voting process was chaotic, confusing and exacerbated the suspicion about fraud. We can do better. Many voters for President Trump believe that the election was rigged even though there is no supporting evidence. The president repeatedly saying that

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