The Voting Rights Act can be a strong protection against racial gerrymandering—but Republicans can still use partisan gerrymandering to effectively disenfranchise black and brown voters in their states.
Courts have played a critical role in redistricting over the past few decades, helping to ensure that districts are fair and representative. We break down some of the most crucial redistricting cases in our nation’s history.
Soon, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its detailed results from the 2020 census. The long-awaited data will have huge ramifications for redistricting, voting rights, and currently pending court cases.
Redistricting can be a fraught process often leveraged by Republicans to pass unfair and unconstitutional maps, and some of the best protection voters have against disenfranchisement is through the courts.
There’s something big looming on the horizon: Redistricting. The U.S. Census Bureau will release its full data later this month, giving lawmakers the details they need about their state’s population changes to draw new maps.
The census is important for a number of reasons, but today we’re going to talk about one of its biggest uses: redistricting, or the redrawing of district lines to fairly distribute representation in government to voters.
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