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Gerrymandering

  1. politics
    Federal Judge Approves Moving New York Congressional Primary to AugustThe primary for New York’s congressional seats will now be held on August 23.
  2. early and often
    How to Gerrymander a FiascoNew York Democrats thought they could rig redistricting. They made the state’s democracy a national laughingstock again instead.
  3. politics
    Top N.Y. Court Tosses Congressional Maps in Huge Blow to DemsJudges ruled that maps drawn by the Democratic legislature constituted illegal gerrymandering.
  4. politics
    A Brief Guide to New York’s Redistricting MessA judge ordered new Democratic-friendly maps thrown out, but that’s not the end of the story.
  5. redistricting
    Appeals Court Rules New York Congressional Map Favors DemocratsBut the decision is likely to be appealed to the state’s highest court, where all seven judges were appointed by Democratic governors.
  6. politics
    Supreme Court Keeps Eroding the Voting Rights ActWithout so much as a hearing, conservative justices restored an Alabama congressional map designed to minimize Black representation.
  7. politics
    New York Democrats Have Gerrymandered Their Way to a Huge AdvantageAlbany lawmakers bypassed an independent redistricting commission and played hardball with the congressional map.
  8. 2022 midterms
    Trump Nod Triggers Tennessee MAGA Carpetbagger FightThe ex-president’s superfans are upset that he endorsed a former Fox contributor over their preferred candidate.
  9. gerrymandering
    Another State Says to Hell With GerrymanderingAfter the Supreme Court punted on the issue, state constitutions like Ohio’s may hold the key to reform.
  10. redistricting
    The GOP’s Targeting of Lucy McBath Could Face Voting-Rights ChallengeGeorgia Republicans were likely emboldened by the recent erosion of voting rights, but their new congressional map could still spark a federal suit.
  11. 2022 midterms
    Will Republicans Gerrymander Their Way to a House Majority?Democratic efforts to thwart the GOP’s redistricting advantage don’t look promising. But there are practical limits to mapmaking mischief.
  12. redistricting
    State-Legislative Redistricting Is a Big Deal, TooWhile most people focus on congressional redistricting, the state-legislative-redistricting process is where Republicans may perpetuate their power.
  13. voting rights
    Why Democrats Must Keep the Filibuster From Killing Voting RightsWith red states racing to further restrict voting, some limited filibuster reform to allow voting-rights legislation to be passed is now essential.
  14. 2020 elections
    Progressive Upsets Conservative Judge After Suppressed Vote in WisconsinDespite insisting on holding an election in the middle of a pandemic to restrict voting, Wisconsin Republicans lost their grip on a key judicial seat.
  15. gerrymandering
    State Court Tosses GOP’s Gerrymandered Congressional Map in North CarolinaRepublican boasts about partisan motives for maps challenged, as an illegal racial gerrymander backfired.
  16. gerrymandering
    Another Court Declares Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional Under State LawsNorth Carolina joins Pennsylvania as jurisdictions where state constitutional equal protection provisions have led to the demise of Republican maps.
  17. gerrymandering
    Should Blue States Start Gerrymandering More Shamelessly?After the Supreme Court’s decision, blue states that pursue fair districting risk skewing federal representation even further in the GOP’s favor.
  18. gerrymandering
    How Badly Did the Supreme Court Damage Democracy Today?Intelligencer staffers discuss consequential rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the U.S. census.
  19. gerrymandering
    Supreme Court Dashes Virginia GOP’s Hopes for New Map in Racial Gerrymander CaseAn unusual 5-4 majority held that Virginia’s GOP legislature did not have standing to sue to overturn a gerrymandering decision that helped Democrats.
  20. gerrymandering
    More Trouble for Republicans From Dead Wire-Puller’s FilesLast week it was about cooking up a false rationale for a census citizenship question. Now it’s about lies to maintain a gerrymander.
  21. gerrymandering
    Federal Court Strikes Down GOP Gerrymander in OhioThe judges ruled that the maps were so severely biased in the GOP’s favor they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.
  22. gerrymandering
    Why North Carolina May Have to Redraw Its Gerrymandered Map Before the MidtermsA federal court raised the possibility of requiring a new map for the midterms, which could help Democrats while generating electoral chaos.
  23. Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan GerrymanderingMichigan Republicans bragged about concentrating “Dem garbage” and minimizing impact of black voters. Is this too much or not enough for the courts?
  24. the law
    The Supreme Court Continues to Chip Away at Protections for Minority VotersThe conservative majority seems very comfortable being aggressive on this issue, as its decision on racial gerrymandering shows.
  25. Another PA GOP Congressman Resigns, Triggering Another Special ElectionIn this really bad year for Pennsylvania Republicans, two more special elections are imminent before a terrible-looking November.
  26. The House Midterm Landscape is Settling — and It Looks Treacherous for the GOPWhile the big-picture factors affecting the 2018 elections have marginally improved for Republicans, individual races aren’t looking so hot for them.
  27. The GOP Is Serious About Impeaching P.A. Judges for Reversing Their GerrymanderRepublican legislators in Pennsylvania have the power to impeach and remove judges. But could that backfire in the court of public opinion?
  28. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  29. Trump Advocates for Good Old-Fashioned GerrymanderingAs usual, subtlety is not the president’s strong suit.
  30. New Pennsylvania Congressional Map Is a Big Win for DemocratsA fairer map means a better shot at taking the House this November.
  31. Governor Wolf Rejects a New GOP Gerrymandered Congressional Map for PennsylvaniaNow the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will draw its own map, using an independent redistricting expert.
  32. Pennsylvania Lawmaker Hopes to Impeach Justices Who Rejected Gerrymandered MapSomeone has been giving Republicans ideas about doing away with courts that don’t rule in their favor.
  33. Pennsylvania GOP Defies Anti-Gerrymandering Court OrderA constitutional crisis is brewing in the Keystone State.
  34. Court Orders North Carolina to Draw Less GOP-Biased DistrictsFor the first time ever, a federal court just ruled that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. That could gain Democrats five new House seats.
  35. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Big Wisconsin Gerrymandering CaseIt is well established that states cannot draw district lines to disadvantage racial minorities. Political minorities have no such protection — yet.
  36. Is That a Democratic Tsunami Taking Shape for 2018?More and more signs are cropping up suggesting a historic beatdown of the GOP in the next midterm election.
  37. Racially Polarized Voting Is Getting Extreme in the SouthIn just the last decade, Southern white voters have trended Republican in a profound way that makes racial gerrymandering easier.
  38. Federal Court Opens the Door to Restrictions on Partisan GerrymanderingIf SCOTUS agrees, it would be a boon to Democrats and a blow to the GOP.
  39. election 2016
    The GOP’s House Seats Are Safe. Here’s Why.Hillary may win the presidency, but the House belongs to the GOP.
  40. gerrymandering
    Are We About to Enter the Most Gerrymandered Era in New York History?Exciting stuff!
  41. liu to you
    Still More Problems for John LiuThis time, one of his top advisers is reportedly jumping ship.