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Redistricting Reform in the States: A 50-State Analysis

Posted on June 01, 2011

Redistricting Reform in the States: A 50-State AnalysisWith the completion of the 2010 Census, state legislatures are now in the process of the decennial redrawing of congressional, state, and local electoral districts. The process of creating new boundary lines is highly partisan and often comes at the expense of voters. By gerrymandering districts, legislators and their political allies use redistricting to choose their voters instead of giving voters the opportunity to choose them.

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Redistricting Reform in the States: June 2010

Posted on February 03, 2011

Redistricting Reform in the States: June 2010

This review of redistricting reform in the states in 2009-2010 presents a mix of optimism and frustration for supporters of redistricting in the public interest. Of the many proposals addressed by the fifty state legislatures in 2009-2010, very few passed. Most of the proposals have died or are stuck in committee. Given the fact that the laws in many states prohibit redistricting more than once a decade, few states are likely to engage in redistricting with any new, less partisan procedures before 2021 at the earliest.

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Redistricting Reform in the States: June 2010

Posted on June 23, 2010

This review of redistricting reform in the states in 2009-2010 presents a mix of optimism and frustration for supporters of redistricting in the public interest. Of the many proposals addressed by the fifty state legislatures in 2009-2010, very few passed. Most of the proposals have died or are stuck in committee. Given the fact that the laws in many states prohibit redistricting more than once a decade, few states are likely to engage in redistricting with any new, less partisan procedures before 2021 at the earliest.

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Wisconsin Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Of Wisconsin's 8 US House Members, 7 are untouchable incumbents who won repeat landsides in 2008.

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West Virginia Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: US House incumbents in West Virginia have won 42 straight races dating back 26 years, including 2 repeat landside winners in 2008.

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Wyoming Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Wyoming's incumbent win streak dates back 44 years -- the longest in the nation.

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Washington Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Since 2000, Washington has never had more than one competitive race for its nine US House seats.

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Virginia Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, all US House seats in Virginia were won by men for the first time in a decade.

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Utah Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, 67% of Utah's House races were won by repeat landslide winners, and since 1998 only one race has been competitive.

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