How is Jeff Jackson’s proposal, and does it truly represent nonpartisan reform? In my mind, it’s a good, but flawed, start.
Although it is much harder to create a Democratic gerrymander than a Republican one, it’s not impossible – and this one would elect, at minimum, 9 Democrats in a 14-member map.
Despite the recent redraw of North Carolina’s congressional maps, the state remains gerrymandered to a degree and the maps will again have to be redrawn in a few years. Using the 2016 Voting District lines from Dave’s Redistricting App, I’ve drawn a map that could be used as a baseline for the 2022 redraw.
Mark Meadows shocked the political world today when he announced he would not be running for another term as representative…
Maryland’s 6th congressional district, spanning from Maryland’s conservative panhandle into liberal Montgomery County, elected Democrat David Trone by a margin of 21 points in the 2018 midterm election.
The toss-up status and demographics of TX-24 make the district a critical litmus test for both parties in the 2020 elections.
On paper, independent commissions seem like the perfect solution to gerrymandering. However, in practice these commissions have actually created new problems.
While this 9-5 GOP/Dem map appears fairly compact and city splits are kept to a minimum, every decision here favors Republicans.