Now that two-thirds of the states have adopted their new legislative district maps, we have a clearer sense of what has actually happened with redistricting. The good news is, Democrats avoided the doomsday scenario some had predicted. To put this… Read More ›
This Fall, It’s Redistricting Season. Here’s What You Need To Know
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.
The Week’s Best Cartoons 7/31
I have enjoyed editorial cartoons since I was in school and now love putting together this roundup of my favorite cartoons from the past week. The best editorial cartoons make us think, hold those in power accountable, and provoke a… Read More ›
What Does the New Census Data Tell Us About Future Elections?
Which states won and lost districts, and what the new census data means for future elections.
The Bills Congress Is Working On This Week 3/1
There are two hugely consequential bills working through Congress this week. Which means, it’s time to light up the phones.
It’s Time For a 2021 Gerrymandering Update
2021 is a big year for the census, redistricting, and who will ultimately be allowed to draw the map lines.
What You Need To Know About the Gerrymandering Fight Coming in 2021
Redistricting will be a big story in 2021 and presents us with an opportunity to make some real progress.
How To Stop Politicians From Cherry-Picking Their Voters
Which one would you rather have? Voters picking their politicians or politicians picking their voters? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in all but a handful of states, politicians are choosing their voters. They do that… Read More ›
Election 2020: Danger Ahead for the Wisconsin Legislature
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 ›
Battleground North Carolina: Let’s Flip the State Legislature
We can agree that Republicans have no business governing anywhere in the country, right? It’s not just that Trumpism seems to have infected politics at the state level, it’s not even that the Republican party doesn’t seem to have any… Read More ›
Election 2020: Flipping the Michigan State House
Could Michigan 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, Michiganders… Read More ›
11 State Legislative Chambers Democrats Could Flip in 2020
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 ›
Beto’s New Focus: Flipping the Texas House
Ok, readers. Why is 2020 a really, really important election year? Yes, yes, it’s our chance to finally get Trump out of the White House. But seriously, it’s important beyond that. Whichever party is in charge of the state legislatures… Read More ›
Serious About Redistricting? Get Training to Help Secure Fair Districts!
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 ›
Democrats Need to Win Big to Gain Control Over Redistricting in 2020
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 ›
Sunday Reading: The Nightmare Scenario
Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think my readers here at Political⚡Charge might enjoy as well. Here are this week’s recommendations. The Secret Files of the Master of Modern Republican Gerrymandering The secrets… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Cartoons 6/29
Here are the nation’s great editorial cartoonists responding to this week’s top news stories. Refugees at our Border By Rob Jacobs By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Dan Wasserman SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision By Bill Bramhall, New York… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: A Look Behind the Curtain
Each week I look for articles that dig a bit deeper into the issues that are a part of our political conversations. It’s good to build our knowledge about issues that we care about and that affect us, as that… Read More ›
The Latest Twist with the 2020 Census
The decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census could affect how many U.S. Representatives every state gets to send to Congress in the next decade. Some states will gain while others lose. But I am of the… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: My Recommendations
Every Sunday, I like to share a few articles that I found interesting or thought-provoking from the past week. Here are three that touch on topics I like to cover a lot on this blog. Five Possible Supreme Court Rulings… Read More ›