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National Redistricting News 2011-12

Date News
12/8/2011 New York Times on cities objecting to being divided during #redistricting process ow.ly/7SgyA
11/10/2011 One year before the 2012 election and some states still do not have final #redistricting maps http://ow.ly/7pb3T
8/24/2011 MIT PhD devises formula to see how close a district is to being an unbiased square. 1 is perfect, average today is 2.1! http://ow.ly/6bQYE
8/22/2011 Redistricting hurts some GOP lawmakers http://ow.ly/69MPM
8/15/2011 The Daily Beast: 8 Ways to Fix Our Politics bit.ly/qcGzAj
8/8/2011 Gerrymandering Explained: From: blog.cgpgrey.com Watch the full series of Politics in the… http://goo.gl/fb/6y3E5
7/25/2011 Delays in redistricting affecting House recruitment  http://ow.ly/5MSCA
7/19/2011 Republicans score early gains as redistricting plans emerge. http://ow.ly/5Iiu4
7/11/2011 Redistricting Squeezes G.O.P. Class of 2010 New York Times reports http://ow.ly/5Bnkb
7/11/2011 Prof. Justin Levitt's excellent redistricting website (http://ow.ly/5BpH5) profiled here: http://ow.ly/5BpL5

6/15/2011

TheFix argues GOP’s redistricting advantage is real, but muted. http://ow.ly/5jf5B

6/13/2011

facingsouth reports: Southern states seek end run around Justice Department over redistricting. http://ow.ly/5gpjG

6/13/2011

For Republicans, Redistricting Offers Few Gains, NYTimes report. http://ow.ly/5gnu3

4/22/2011 National: Black voters clumped into majority black districts to make Republicans safe in nearby districts http://wapo.st/dENwFT
4/15/2011 National: The Fix lists10 congressmen most likely to be affected by redistricting http://tinyurl.com/3fynpc3
4/14/2011 National: Why it is wrong to gerrymander, what difference does it concretely make? By Insidenova http://bit.ly/gpjalg
4/8/2011 National: Partisan fundraising for redistricting beyond scope of FEC, millions in soft money http://tinyurl.com/3hmudmn
4/8/2011 National: Officials nationwide hiring lobbyists and lawyers for redistricting battle http://tinyurl.com/3pby29f
4/7/2011 National: Hopes of redistricting gains for Republicans fade by David Dayen. http://bit.ly/g3ny3P
4/6/2011 National: Read the Nicholas Stephanopoulos' edito to see an interesting analysis of the redistricting process: http://huff.to/gToGWr
4/1/2011 National: Census: black population in inner cities lower, alters political power in suburbs http://tinyurl.com/3mryw25
3/30/2011 National: "What you're going to see is a game of musical chairs," http://abcn.ws/hB92le
3/29/2011 National: redistricting, ""It's a bloodsport" http://ow.ly/4p04R
3/22/2011 National: But where do you count incarcerated people? http://ow.ly/4jTQM redistricting
3/21/2011 ELB: "Where to count prisoners poses redistricting dilemma": Stateline.org reports.... http://bit.ly/eYIuGo
3/16/2011 National : According to Richard Cohen for Politico, the GOP strategy on Redistricting is to not “get greedy”. http://politi.co/gz9fnS
3/10/2011 National: Helpful link for reporters on county/municipal redistricting and prison-based gerrymandering by Peter Wagner. http://bit.ly/eIcW9w
3/9/2011 USNWR reports on how technology is opening up the redistricting process to citizen input http://ow.ly/4bcyt gerrymandering
3/7/2011 National: Conflicting perspectives on representation of hispanic voters as redistricting proceeds http://ow.ly/49BVT
3/2/2011 20+ states still without census data http://tinyurl.com/4bskdua 2010Census
2/27/2011 Redistricting & competition: Commentary in Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/4d7wooc) & New Jersey Star-Ledger: http://tinyurl.com/4qb87za
2/23/2011 National: Ray Suarez invites comment on redistricting, voting rights and incumbents who are racial minorities: http://tinyurl.com/4oqxvno
2/20/2011 National oped: Brennan Center's Michael Waldman asks governors to agree to veto partisan gerrymandering maps: http://tinyurl.com/4dg9h8y
2/3/2011 Rise of do-it-yourself redistricting article in Stateline.org reviews new tools for reformers & partisans: http://tinyurl.com/49mc39d
10/18/2010 ABC News TV & print stories feature Gerrymandering movie in review of the problems and 1st steps for reform: http://tinyurl.com/25ldgu2
10/18/2010 Indewire profiles Jeff Reichert, director of "Gerrymandering." Film goes national, has Rob Richie among speakers: http://tinyurl.com/2c4r426
10/1/2010 Congressional Redistricting Formula Act Introduced. Campaign Legal Center's Gerry Hebert explains: http://tinyurl.com/2aepvgv
10/1/2010 Every decade US House seats are allocated based on population. New animation explains how --and why it matters: http://tinyurl.com/28hxxpd
8/26/2010 Political analyst Michael Barone looks at potential impact of 2010 elections on redistricting in 2011: http://www.aei.org/article/102451
8/26/2010 Leading civil rights organizations release redistricting guide to promote community participation in 2011: http://tinyurl.com/2de5fmv
8/26/2010 NPR''s Ken Rudin explains why governor's races in 2010 affect US House races in 2018: -- it's redistricting: http://tinyurl.com/29zgmt6