Tag: Gerrymandering

Ohio Republicans Ignore Opportunity To ‘Restore Voters’ Faith Democratic Process’ In Passing Highly Partisan Congressional Maps

NewsOne Featured Video Source: tcp / Getty Ohio’s Republican-dominated Senate on Tuesday approved a congressional district map that critics say is designed to benefit the GOP—a move that sparked swift criticism of the state’s lawmakers and bolstered demands for Congress to pass federal legislation to protect voting rights and outlaw gerrymandering. Unveiled late Monday by […]

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Announcing His Retirement, Rep. Butterfield Rips New ‘Racially Gerrymandered’ Congressional Redistricting

NewsOne Featured Video Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) speaks at a press event following the House of Representatives vote on H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, at the U.S. Capitol on August 24, 2021, in Washington, D.C. | Source: Anna Moneymaker / Getty U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a longtime Congressman from North Carolina […]

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OP-ED: Let’s Not Get Distracted, Redistricting Is Important

NewsOne Featured Video Co-Chairs of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Mike Moran (out of frame) speak about the recently released draft maps of the state legislative districts at Ashburton Park in Boston on October 12, 2021. | Source: Boston Globe / Getty There is no shortage of issues competing […]

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Democrats May Need to Embrace Gerrymandering to Abolish It

Texas might be the best example of these imbalances at the moment. State lawmakers just wrapped up the state’s first redistricting process without federal oversight under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in roughly a half-century. Texas gained two seats in the most recent election, with the state’s growing Hispanic community accounting for nearly all […]

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How the GOP Is Turning the States Into the Laboratories of Oligarchy

And while the proposal would strengthen Evers’s hand on paper by allowing him to appoint nominees for those positions, ultimate discretion would be held by the Wisconsin Senate, which can confirm or reject them. The Journal-Sentinel noted that Republican senators have wielded that process as leverage over Evers by blocking and rejecting his nominees. Future […]

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There May Be No Realistic Way to Fix Gerrymandering

Roberts concluded that they were asking the court to impose proportional representation on American elections, which the Constitution neither denies nor demands. “The Founders certainly did not think proportional representation was required,” he wrote. “For more than 50 years after ratification of the Constitution, many states elected their congressional representatives through at-large or ‘general ticket’ […]

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