Pages tagged "Districts and representation"


How big do Democrats have to win to retake the House?

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on April 04, 2018
How big do Democrats have to win to retake the House?

Last week, Brennan Center released a report on gerrymandering in America and obstacles to Democrats retaking control of Congress in 2018, their findings correspond well with our Monopoly Politics Report.

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Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences

Posted on What's New David Daley on March 19, 2018
Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences

Single-district, winner-takes-all elections skew the very nature of representation itself. Our elections should be genuine contests of ideas aimed at building a majority consensus around the candidate who best fits the most people.

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Fair representation is much better for resolving PA gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on March 09, 2018
Fair representation is much better for resolving PA gerrymandering

The successful fight against this egregious gerrymander is worthy of celebration - and yet it is amazing how many of the harms we associate with gerrymandering remain in the court-ordered map.

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Redistricting valentines – and bitter “love letters” fly as politicians battle over new Pennsylvania maps

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 14, 2018
Redistricting valentines – and bitter “love letters” fly as politicians battle over new Pennsylvania maps

Here's what to be looking for -- and reading-- today on the redistricting front

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Pennsylvania’s redistricting Super Bowl: Philadelphia celebrates one big win, but another – for democracy – may be on horizon

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 05, 2018
Pennsylvania’s redistricting Super Bowl: Philadelphia celebrates one big win, but another – for democracy – may be on horizon

Here's what to be looking for - and reading- today on the redistricting front

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What’s happening with the Chief Justice? Gerrymandering is probably still gobbledygook – but the NYT sees a subtle Roberts transformation

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 02, 2018
What’s happening with the Chief Justice? Gerrymandering is probably still gobbledygook – but the NYT sees a subtle Roberts transformation

Here’s what to be looking for – and reading – today on the redistricting front

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Ohio redistricting deadline nears – also, just what is Justice Alito thinking about Pennsylvania?

Posted on What's New David Daley on January 31, 2018
Ohio redistricting deadline nears – also, just what is Justice Alito thinking about Pennsylvania?

Here’s what to be looking for – and reading – today on the redistricting front

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“Simply put, there is no hurry”: PA gerrymander gets audacious defense from six secretaries of state

Posted on What's New David Daley on January 30, 2018
“Simply put, there is no hurry”: PA gerrymander gets audacious defense from six secretaries of state

Here’s what to be looking for – and reading – today on the redistricting front

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Beating single winner districts at their own game

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on January 29, 2018
Beating single winner districts at their own game

FiveThirtyEight released an interesting interactive map on gerrymandering in America, and it demonstrates how unfair and open to manipulation the single-winner district system really is.

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