Tag: redistricting

Republicans Rigged Congressional Maps To Take Lucy McBath’s Seat So She’s Running In A New District

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bill Clark / Getty Set on regaining a one-time Republican stronghold, new maps developed by Georgia Republicans just changed the makeup of a once competitive district held by Rep. Lucy McBath. Instead of facing the challenging task of re-election in her current district, McBath announced Monday that she would seek the […]

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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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Georgia Lawmakers Propose Redistricting Plan That Could Disrupt State’s Largest School District

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Megan Varner / Getty Georgia’s second-largest county is under attack with a new proposal to dilute the power of the local school board. Hiding behind an allegedly non-partisan school board lurks a glaring partisan agenda.   Gwinnett County is one of the top ten most diversifying counties in the country. It also recently flipped […]

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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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Freedom To Vote Act: 5 Things To Know About The Landmark Voting Rights Legislation

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Erik McGregor / Getty Faced once again with an opportunity to take action on voting rights, the Senate is scheduled for a procedural vote on the Freedom to Vote Act on Wednesday. Led by Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Joe Manchin, the Freedom to Vote Act is a compromise born out […]

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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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