“New York Dems Are Redrawing Congressional Districts and It Could Put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Out of a Job”

The Daily Wire ties the census, redistricting, and (perhaps) a bit of wish fulfillment.  They’re not wrong about legislative leadership use of redistricting to enforce party discipline, though.  It’ll be interesting to see the extent to which New York’s new … Continue reading

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North Carolina State Court Will Not Redraw Congressional Districts for 2020: Did the Judges Bluff Their Way into Getting a Lessened Partisan Gerrymander?

I explore the implications in this thread, ending with the question whether the North Carolina Supreme Court will get involved to reverse despite the timing issue: Breaking A North Carolina state court has refused to grant relief to those challenging … Continue reading

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Will North Carolina State Court Have Nate Persily Draw New Congressional Districts for the State after NCGA Redrew Maps to Create Slightly Less Egregious Partisan Gerrymander?

The issue is teed up for the court: Dueling motions in 3-judge state court Harper v Lewis #ncpol US House redistricting case: defendants ask summary judgement, and for case be dismissed as moot after new plan enacted: https://t.co/uep4IIjE5u / plaintiffs … Continue reading

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“Emails Show Trump Officials Consulted With GOP Strategist On Citizenship Question”

NPR: A prominent GOP redistricting strategist had direct communication with an adviser to the Trump administration concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, newly released emails show….The administration’s now-former adviser on census issues, Mark Neuman, however, … Continue reading

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Ghost of Tom Hofeller: Republican Legislator Keeps Leaving North Carolina Legislative Meeting for Secret Consultations in Redrawing the State’s Congressional Districts Under Threat of Court Order

Daniel Jacobson: MORE DETAILS: every time Hise leaves, he asks for 7 copies of the latest version of the map to be printed. And one of the times this morning, he said “they” want to see what a particular map … Continue reading

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3-Judge North Carolina State Court Blocks Use of NC Congressional Districts as Likely Partisan Gerrymanders; Approves New Legislative Maps for State District Elections: What It Means and What Is Next?

Today a three-judge considering partisan gerrymanders under the North Carolina state constitution issued two orders. In one order, the court approved the North Carolina General Assembly’s maps for state legislative district lines passed after the court had earlier found a … Continue reading

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