People Not Politicians is a progressive group trying circumvent Constitutional redistricting power that resides in the majority party of a state (as upheld by SCOTUS.) But never mind the “Supremes,” PNP is pushing state lawsuits to create an “independent” (ha!) citizen’s commission to determine redistricting. Their first lawsuit was shot down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, so they now going for round two. Just the beginning of this movement, so stay tuned.
If you sometimes are befuddled by the intersection of the census, redistricting and reapportionment—what each means, how they all talk to each other—don’t feel bad; it is confusing. This article uses Pennsylvania as a demonstration of what census numbers mean for redistricting (“how areas will be divided into districts based on the number of seats a state has”) and reapportionment (“the process of deciding how many seats a state will have in the House of Representatives based on changes in population.”) Things that don’t need explanation: census collection will be infiltrated by liberal activists looking to skew Congressional districts in their favor.
It’s been a year since Missourians went to the polls and said “yes” to redistricting reform, but supporters say they’re still defending the win. Read the article at KMALAND.com.
9/18: The new district map approve by the North Carolina General Assembly still gives republicans an advantage in the 2020 elections some experts in the state claim.
9/4: Democrats have set their sights on changing how we redistrict, in hopes of turning elections in their favor.
9/4: An Eric Holder-backed group helped North Carolina Democrats sue to get a new legislative map adopted—one that will greatly benefit the Democrats in the 2020 elections.
8/28: Former speaker of the house New Gingrich is saying that Obama’s anti-gerrymandering initiative is a partisan crusade that shouldn’t be taken seriously.