Local Conservatives to Host Arizona Governor Candidate Steve Gaynor

The local chapter of Yavapai County’s Conservatives for a Constitutional Republic (ConCR)  has announced that Steve Gaynor, Republican candidate for Arizona Governor, will speak at their upcoming meeting Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Chino Valley.  The meeting is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP. Steve Gaynor was


GOP Trump critic Rep. Adam Kinzinger won’t seek reelection

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a critic of Donald Trump’s who is on the panel investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack by the former president’s supporters, announced Friday that he will not seek reelection next year. The military veteran, who has represented his northern Illinois congressional district since 2013, was one of 10


Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps

A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived black voters of their right to political representation. A state court later struck down Republican-drawn maps as based on pure partisanship. So, as the GOP-controlled legislature embarks this year on its


Opinion: States Are Leading the Way and Putting an End to Prison Gerrymandering

The 2020 Census demonstrated what most have long known – we are a nation that is growing increasingly diverse. But for too long, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and other communities of color driving our growth have been sidelined in our democracy. While it’s more common to hear about voter suppression laws and gerrymandered

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

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