Redistricting in Texas is still under control of the Legislature, giving the Texas GOP a free hand to enact a redistricting plan that protects Republican incumbents and dilutes the voting power of minority voters.
Even without federal legislation, there are many things individual states can do to protect voting rights. Here, we outline four steps states can take to protect voters in lieu of federal legislation on voting rights.
2021 may be an “off” year for elections, but that doesn’t mean the elections that are happening are any less important. In today’s piece, we’re highlighting some of the most important races on the ballot this year.
I have no doubt that we are only one, maybe two, elections from a constitutional crisis. My fear is that those in the pro-democracy movement are not as prepared or as focused as those who seek to subvert our elections.
Independent commissions are hailed as a common sense solution. But concerns raised about Colorado’s new districts highlight the reality that commissions can draw maps with the same deficiencies as ones drawn by politicians.
Despite voters’ overwhelming support for redistricting reforms, the GOP is still trying to enact a gerrymandered legislative map — underscoring the limits of reform when one party will do anything to preserve its political power.
In August, the Native American Voting Rights Act was introduced in Congress. In this piece, we break down the Act and explain how key provisions tackle the unique barriers to voting faced by Native American communities.
North Carolina’s experience over the last decade demonstrates exactly what the costs of gerrymandering are. It deprives citizens of their voice in our democracy and dilutes the power of distinct communities to advocate for their interests.
Too many in the media failed to recognize that Arizona Republicans created a partisan spectacle because Republicans wanted it to be a partisan spectacle. The base of the Republican Party believes the lies underpinning the Arizona effort.
This is a dangerous time in our country’s history. There is simply no historical analog in American politics to the current war the Republican Party is waging on election results and the transfer of power.
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