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ORLANDO, Fla. – Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind.
As the old saying goes, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That adage certainly applies to our state’s voter-approved redistricting process and a bill moving through the Legislature that seeks to change it.
We have an opportunity once every 10 years for our state to make any changes in Washington’s redistricting process. Now, in the 2020 legislative session, is our last chance to modify the process until 2030. The League of Women Voters of Washington urges support of House Bill 2575, which includes reforms to increase transparency and accountability of the Washington redistricting commission. The Washington House of Representatives passed HB 2575 (57-41) on Wednesday. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. This bill regarding Washington state’s redistricting process has widespread support. In addition to discussions with our 2,400 League of Women Voters of Washington members, public forums on redistricting with over 1,600 people from across Washington were held. Though many individuals had varying opinions about the redistricting maps, nearly everyone shared similar ideas about the kind of map-drawing process they would trust.
The previously confidential computer records of a deceased Republican strategist reveal he was concerned Democrats were developing better data that could give them an advantage in the next round of redistricting.
Property tax relief and redistricting will be high on the list of priorities in the 2020 legislative session, Idaho House Republicans say.
A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.
Washington and Idaho voters didn’t have a big stake in Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that refused to overturn redistricting plans that critics say are unfairly drawn.
Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.
A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections.
The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments over whether politicians can be trusted to draw up their own districts. Take it from us: They can’t.
A measure with strong Republican support that could change the state’s independent commission in charge of redrawing congressional and legislative maps to favor Republicans has stalled amid a protest by Democrats.
A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year’s election.
Parson believes a repeal-and-replace effort is necessary for a new voter-approved constitutional amendment revising the way Missouri’s legislative districts are drawn.
The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections.
The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina’s heavily Republican congressional districting map back to a lower court for more work.
The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.
Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority party a huge political advantage.
Idaho lawmakers on Monday proposed a measure with strong Republican support that would dramatically change the state's independent commission in charge of re-drawing congressional and legislative maps every decade. Redistricting is important because it can decide which party gets the majority of congressional and state legislative seats...
Idaho lawmakers have ushered in a proposal that would dramatically change the state’s independent commission in charge of drawing congressional and legislative maps every decade.