Stories tagged: "Gerrymandering"


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Here’s Why Republicans Are Introducing Bills All Over the US for Things Nobody in Wisconsin Is Asking For

Legislators work on cookie-cutter proposals sent out by right wing groups because gerrymandering means they don’t need to get bill ideas from their constituents.

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became a Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

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Plaintiff in Gerrymandering Case: ‘Vote in Order to Create a Fair System.’

Lawmakers will again reconfigure voting districts based on 2020 US Census results next year.

A rendering of attorney Allison Riggs' argument during League of Women Voters v. Rucho in 2019. (Art by Art Lien)
In North Carolina, the Courts Made Voting in 2020 More Fair. Here’s What You Need to Know.

An attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice tells us what we need to know about voter ID, new maps, and voting in a pandemic.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, the first African American to be elected to her Assembly seat, addresses a crowd during an event to kickoff Black History Month in the Capitol Rotunda Monday. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Black WI Lawmakers Renew Focus on Fighting Voter Suppression

Voting rights and the census are cited as vehicles of empowerment to prevent an erosion of rights and freedoms

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Here’s What You Need to Know to Vote in North Carolina This Year

At the close of 2019, the state’s voter ID law was temporarily struck down and its gerrymandered congressional maps were drawn.

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5 things to know about North Carolina’s new congressional maps

In 2019, the state's district maps were ruled unconstitutional and had to be redrawn.