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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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 State redistricting deadlines in 2021, 2022 and 2023 The U.S. Census Bureau announced in February that it would deliver the detailed datasets needed for redistricting to the states by Sep. 30, 2021, after the original April 1, 2021, deadline. Some states’ own redistricting deadlines predate the Census Bureau’s projected data delivery date, prompting states to...
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 16 states back Alabama’s challenge to Census privacy tool Sixteen other states are backing Alabama’s challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation’s once-a-decade head count that determines political power and funding. Mike Schneider | April...
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Redistricting Commission Develops Outreach Plan  After beginning training sessions on how to run government meetings,  citizens and lawmakers serving on the hybrid commission drawing Virginia’s next voting districts focused on public outreach and engagement in a public hearing Monday. Jahd Khalil | April 12, 2021
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You voted, now draw your election districts These moments are not only calling for the next election, but the next elections. How districts are drawn will impact election results for the next 10 years. We can impact elections beyond Election Day by advocating for fair election districts, supporting fair representation voting methods, urging consideration of...
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South emerges as flashpoint of brewing redistricting battle Virginia looms as a warning to the GOP — a once solidly Republican state that became a solidly Democratic one as the growing, educated population in the Washington, D.C., suburbs turned against the party. A federal court redrew the state’s maps in 2016 because it found the...
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Prince William County begins redistricting process State code requires localities to redraw magisterial districts every 10 years after the completion of the U.S. Census. Prince William has seven districts, with the board chair selected in a countywide election. The districts are mirrored on the county School Board. Nolan Stout | March 13, 2021
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 Ballot Bulletin: U.S. Census Bureau postpones release of redistricting data Even before the Census Bureau’s Feb. 12 announcement, officials in California and New Jersey, anticipating delays, took steps to postpone their redistricting processes. Since Feb. 12, officials in several other states have made statements about the consequences of the postponement. March 3, 2021
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