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A report from inside the Supreme Court hearing on partisan gerrymandering and meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted on What's New by David O'brien on October 04, 2017
A report from inside the Supreme Court hearing on partisan gerrymandering and meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger

David O'Brien was at the Supreme Court yesterday and heard arguments for Gill v. Whitford, a constitutional challenge to Wisconsin’s state legislative districts.

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Persistence of partisan gerrymandering suggests it’s time for a new approach

Posted on What's New by David O'brien on October 02, 2017
 Persistence of partisan gerrymandering suggests it’s time for a new approach

Gill v. Whitford has brought public attention to the threat partisan gerrymandering poses to our democracy.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Asian American and Pacific Islander Voting Rights and Representation

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Asian American and Pacific Islander Voting Rights and Representation

While Asian American and Pacific Islanders (API) may be the smallest community in many jurisdictions, it is still the fastest growing and most diverse demographic in the country. API voters and their preferred candidates are particularly underrepresented by our current winner-take-all rules.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to end winner-take-all elections, we examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Act. This installment looks at the impact on Latino representation in five states in the American Southwest, where more than half of Latino Americans live.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Penrose, David O'brien on June 20, 2017
The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to change winner-take-all elections, in the coming week we will examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Fair Representation Act. We will start with a focus on African Americans in the South – the region of the country where most African Americans live.

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