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.
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.
Today, we look at the history of felony disenfranchisement laws, how they have developed over the past few decades and the legal environment surrounding them to get a better understanding of the path forward for reform.
A Supreme Court decision further eroded the VRA by upholding an Arizona law that disqualifies ballots cast by voters at any poll site other than the one assigned — a technicality that has been shown to disproportionately impact minority communities.
2022 will be the first major national election of President Biden’s presidency — and the first national elections since Trump tried to subvert American democracy. Here are three things that are at stake for democracy in 2022.
In today’s piece, we examine the history of expanding executive power, how the Protecting Our Democracy Act reforms the balance of power in the federal government and how it fits into a larger movement to protect democracy.
In today’s piece, we’re highlighting some of the measures up for approval — including significant voting expansions in New York and constitutional amendments that would create new rights for citizens of several states.
Republicans have an election fraud problem. No matter how hard they look, they can’t seem to find any. Republican legislatures across the country have enacted new voting laws aimed at making ordinary activities illegal, thereby manufacturing fraud where none exists.
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