Georgia Republicans used the 2021 redistricting process to try to maintain their political control in the state. But while the new districts bolster Republicans in the short term, Republicans face an uphill battle against the broader trends changing the state.
Keeping Jan. 6 participants out of office does not just mean making sure Trump can’t run again in 2024. We must ensure that any participants in the insurrection cannot win seats on our school boards, town and city councils or state assemblies.
State Supreme Courts are often overlooked in favor of the federal supreme court, but they may have a bigger influence over Americans’ day-to-day lives. In today’s Data Dive, we’re taking a look at the diversity of state Supreme Court justices.
Thanksgiving might mean spending time with relatives who have very different political views. Here are five myths you might hear at the Thanksgiving table this year and some facts you can use to combat them.
Americans have drawn congressional districts in a very similar fashion since the 18th century. But the way we currently draw maps isn’t the only way to redistrict. In today’s piece, we’ll go over different methods of redistricting and the impact they can have on fair maps.
One aspect of politics that has been getting a lot of attention this year is redistricting and gerrymandering. While redistricting commissions are often pointed to as a solution to gerrymandering, there are other, more radical ways to address gerrymandering.
With more than half of states approving new maps or actively considering proposals, redistricting is well underway throughout the country. Here’s a recap of what’s happened so far that you might have missed.
In today’s Data Dive, we’re examining Americans’ views of democracy and desire for change in our political system. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center surveyed citizens in 17 advanced economies on their attitudes toward politics.
Oregon was the first state to conduct elections exclusively by mail. This policy change, made possible by a citizens’ ballot initiative, has revolutionized democratic participation in our state and helped us make elections more accessible.
In today’s piece, we explain how we reached the point where a state may need to enact its own voting rights act and break down how Virginia’s landmark law protects voters — an important lesson for other states.