Which states won and lost districts, and what the new census data means for future elections.
2021 is a big year for the census, redistricting, and who will ultimately be allowed to draw the map lines.
Redistricting will be a big story in 2021 and presents us with an opportunity to make some real progress.
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Do you want to be able to inspire people to help you with an issue that you deeply care about? If so, learning how to communicate effectively is a must. On the issue of gerrymandering and redistricting, I have a… 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 ›
Gerrymandering has long been considered to be anti-democratic and an effective voter suppression tool. Particularly after the 2010 Census and with the Republicans in control of so many state legislatures, gerrymandering happened everywhere. In a true representative democracy, politicians should… 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 ›