by Ian Millhiser Posted on July 15, 2014
If Florida's congressional map is redrawn in compliance with the court order, Democrats will likely gain two seats in the U.S. House.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on July 11, 2014 Updated: July 11, 2014
Florida's congressional districts are some of the most GOP-friendly in the country. They also violate the state constitution.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 28, 2014
Shortly after the 2012 elections, the Republican State Leadership Committee released a report boasting that gerrymandering “paved the way to Republicans retaining a U.S. House majority in 2012.”
by Josh Israel Posted on May 15, 2014
A new poll by the North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling found that among those familiar with the idea, 45 percent of registered North Carolina voters support nonpartisan redistricting, while just 18 percent oppose it.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 5, 2014
Half a million people in Illinois want a ballot initiative to take the keys to the hen house away from foxes in the state legislature.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 5, 2014 Updated: March 5, 2014
An amendment is unlikely to be ratified, but there are two other ways to ward off partisan gerrymanders.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on February 12, 2014
In 2012, 53 percent of Wisconsin's voters cast a ballot for a Democratic member of the state assembly. Nevertheless, Republicans hold a massive 60-39 seat advantage.
by Josh Israel Posted on January 24, 2014
In the November 6, 2012 election, 59,214,910 Americans cast their ballot for a Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative. Just 57,622,827 cast a vote for a Republican House candidate.
by Zack Beauchamp Posted on November 27, 2013
A new paper finds that nominating extreme candidates can really hurt a party's ability to hold on to power. Sound like anyone you know?
by Josh Israel Posted on November 14, 2013 Updated: November 14, 2013
Though Democrats appear to have swept Virginia's statewide offices last Tuesday, Republicans will hold a 67 to 33 super-majority in the state's House of Delegates.