Although most national attention is focused on the races for president and Congress, policies and agendas at the state and local levels are on the ballot as well. Voters across the country are considering ballot measures about racism and election…
In 2018, Missouri voters passed the “Clean Missouri” amendment, which took redistricting out of the hands of politically appointed commissioners and gave it to a single nonpartisan demographer. But this year Missouri’s legislature added a new option on the ballot…
By Zachary Green
Wisconsin is a pivotal swing state for the presidential election and both campaigns are spending ample time on outreach there. While Trump surrogates like Vice President Mike Pence have been holding in-person events, Biden’s camp has been campaigning mostly virtually…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
Holding represents a district that was dramatically altered by the state legislature a few weeks ago because state judges ruled it was likely that the previous map was tainted with extreme partisan bias favoring the GOP.
By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
In Louisiana, Republicans who already controlled the state House and Senate had hoped to consolidate power by defeating Edwards, or else obtain a two-thirds majority in both legislative chambers that would allow them to override his vetoes. Neither occurred.
By Gretchen Frazee, Laura Santhanam
Whichever party controls the state legislature after the 2020 elections will be able to redraw the lines based on data from the 2020 census.
The Supreme Court ended its term with two major rulings that could have long-running implications for fundamental U.S. political processes. It blocked a census citizenship question, at least for now, and declared federal courts have no role in policing partisan…
By Larry Neumeister, Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The lawyers allege that a longtime Republican gerrymandering guru, played a key role in pushing the Trump administration to include a citizenship question on the census.
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ruled unanimously that district boundaries were manipulated for partisan gain by Republican mapmakers.
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