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The Map Is Rigged

In 2012, Democratic congressional candidates won 1.4 million more votes than Republicans – but Republicans easily won control of the House of Representatives. Why? Because Republican governors and state legislators implemented a state-by-state plan in 2010 to gerrymander legislative districts with hyper-partisan maps. It’s time to fight back – and one of the best ways to fight back is by electing Democratic governors in key states before the 2020 redistricting. The DGA’s 2020 redistricting project will work to win targeted gubernatorial races that are key to redistricting. By winning these races, we have an opportunity to transform the Congress and impact public policy across the country. It’s time to unrig the map.

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April 30, 2020

The Fulcrum: In Illinois, coronavirus kills year’s last plausible redistricting reform vote

By Sara Swann

The Fulcrum

Opponents of partisan gerrymandering have been fighting uphill for years to make Illinois one of the biggest blue states to take mapmaking authority away from politicians. Now the coronavirus has doomed the latest such effort.

The General Assembly has been in recess since last month because of the pandemic and now says it won’t reconvene before Tuesday — two days after the…

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April 30, 2020

KYFR: Anti-gerrymandering petition approved for signatures

By Jacob Notermann

KYFR

A ballot measure that would put the Ethics Commission in charge of redrawing district voting zones has been approved to collect signatures.

Organizers say they want the district lines to be drawn by an unbiased body, rather than the state legislature. The lines will be redrawn following the 2020 Census.

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April 24, 2020

The Fulcrum: Virginia becoming 9th state to end ‘prison gerrymanders’

By Tristiaña Hinton

The Fulcrum

Virginia prisoners will be counted in their home districts when congressional and state legislative maps are redrawn for the coming decade.

The state is about to become the ninth, and the third this year, to enact laws ending the practice known as “prison gerrymandering,” the term coined by critics for counting inmates as residents where they are incarcerated…

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