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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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With fewer state governments divided by party than in years past, GOP has edge in redistricting Whenever it happens, redistricting is an intensely, and innately, political process. And when the 35 state legislatures that vote on congressional redistricting get the data they need by Sept. 30 to draw new maps, Republicans will drive that process in 20...
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 Sweeping voting rights package passes U.S. House The House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote, but the historic package will face an uphill battle in the Senate as no Republicans currently support the bill. Ariana Figueroa | March 4, 2021
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 Voter frustration A dedicated few have long tried to slay the gerrymander beast that allows politicians to pick their voters. For nearly 20 years, state Senator Creigh Deeds proposed redistricting reform bills that typically died in subcommittee. In 2013, attorney Leigh Middleditch founded advocacy nonprofit OneVirginia2021 to reform redistricting, an initiative that was seen as a...
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Ohio sues Census Bureau over new redistricting deadline Ohio sued the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday over its decision to delay the release of redistricting data by six months.The delay will cause “irreparable harms” to Ohio as it faces its own state-mandated deadlines for congressional and state legislative districts, which are drawn up using census...
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