Spotlight on Redistricting

Politico’s front page today features various articles on redistricting. Warning: Only read if you need one more reason to be depressed about the state of our democratic institutions.

I think it would be good for someone in the thick of redistricting litigation to opine on how many of these maps are likely to be successfully challenge in court. Is there reason to believe that the North Carolina Supreme Court will reject the Superior Court’s 2019 reasoning that led it to strike down the state’s maps as a partisan gerrymander?

I also wish someone who has engaged in the redistricting process (especially someone who has witnessed partisan gerrymandering) would clarify exactly what data is used. In particular, what role does likely turnout data play in the process?

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