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April 15, 2021
As some states rush to redistrict, gerrymandering fight moves to back burner Illinois redistricting advocates are having a hard time convincing state lawmakers to be patient.Members of the Democratic-controlled General Assembly have been waiting for 2020 census data to draw new legislative maps. Those numbers could be delayed until the fall, but state legislators face...
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Why your state might lose or gain clout in Congress after the census is released This is congressional reapportionment, the once-a-decade reshuffling of the 435 House seats among the states to adjust for population changes. Some states will gain clout, while others will lose. Even after the changes, House members from some states will still represent...
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How to Fix H.R. 1Before considering a better way forward, it’s important to understand why the For the People Act is making so many Democratic regulars anxious. The bill is a sprawling collection of different proposals, and not all of them enjoy universal support. The bill’s redistricting reforms, for example, represent a threat to a...
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