Every state is undergoing the once-a-decade process to redraw their legislator districts. Here’s 2 resources you need to get your voice heard.
Which states won and lost districts, and what the new census data means for future elections.
Could Wisconsin be more of a battleground state in 2020? I’m not sure how it could be. It is, famously, one of the 3 “blue wall” states that Trump won by the narrowest margin in 2016. Since then, however, Wisconsin… Read More ›
The government spends years preparing to take the census every decade. So how are we doing thus far, especially considering we’re in the middle of a pandemic? The U.S. Census Bureau has suspended sending people to homes to follow up… Read More ›
We have a chance this November to wrest control of several state legislatures back from the Republicans. And this is crucially important this year, because 2020 is a census year. That means that whoever is in charge of state legislatures… Read More ›
The election dominance of the Republicans this past decade have made clear just how important it is for us to take redistricting seriously. The next round of nationwide redistricting will happen in 2020, following the results of the Census. So,… Read More ›
Every election is important, but some elections carry additional weight. 2020 will be one of those years. And I’m not even talking about the White House or the Senate today. No, the reason why 2020 is so important is because… Read More ›
Yesterday, the Commerce Department, in charge of the 2020 Census cried uncle. Yes, after a Supreme Court decision that didn’t go their way and staring down a big deadline to start printing questionnaires, the Trump administration decided to give up… Read More ›
What do Republican gerrymandering and the 2020 census have in common? They share the same architect. Yes, this architect worked on these democracy-bending projects for the Republicans in order to be “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.” We’ve all guessed… Read More ›
Do you want Trump to be involved in determining how many legislators your state will have in Congress? Well, that’s one outcome if Trump gets his way with the Census. Thankfully, a judge ruled against their ploy yesterday. But the… Read More ›
Should politicians be allowed to choose the constituents they want to serve? No, of course not. That would be ridiculous. Their job is to represent the voters and their needs. But, essentially, that’s what gerrymandering does–it flips the script. Gerrymandering… Read More ›
The Trump Administration is trying to game how many votes each state will get in the Electoral College. Seems crazy, but it’s true. At the same time, they’re also trying to hurt states with large immigrant communities. Now that sounds… Read More ›