A lack of transparency doesn't make politicians better people.
After redistricting, neither representative was willing to run in a different district, leading to a lengthy, expensive, and unnecessary campaign.
Despite an overwhelming sense that the country is headed in the wrong direction, the only way most voters will fire an incumbent is by voting for a different incumbent instead.
Cynical single-party gerrymandering contributes to and is driven by the hyperpartisanship that defines American politics right now.
Advanced statistics and redistricting reformers combined to kill one of the country's worst gerrymanders.
Contrary to some of the more breathless reactions, it doesn't suggest a conspiracy to help Republicans win elections by disenfranchising black voters.
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When it comes to drawing congressional districts, concerns about the legitimacy of democracy seemingly go out the window.
One of the big losers in the Illinois redistricting plan is Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a moderate Republican who voted to impeach Trump.
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The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Trump's plans for being "premature" until the administration actually does what it says it plans to do.
Republicans rode an electoral wave in 2010 and used that perch to draw favorable congressional districts in many states. Will Democrats have the same opportunity after this year?
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Even if the president's motives were partisan, a more plausible cover story would have been enough to pass judicial muster.
State legislatures and Congress can (and probably should) take steps to limit partisan gerrymandering. This was never an issue for the courts to settle.
Taking redistricting power away from lawmakers isn't a foolproof strategy for ending gerrymandering, but it's probably a modest step in the right direction.
Proposed "independent commissions" would each include four Republicans, four Democrats, and four people not affiliated with any political party.
The state Supreme Court did away with a Republican gerrymander and tilted the new map toward Democrats. That should be worrying.
The SCOTUS won't get involved in a dispute over Pennsylvania's congressional district lines. Could an algorithm succeed where lawmakers and judges have failed?
Independent redistricting commissions may not be as politically-neutral as theorized, says new study