So far this decade, the Supreme Court has not really weighed in on redistricting. But two cases this term are set to change that — and could result in a renewed freedom for politicians to manipulate maps for partisan or self-serving purposes.
In mid-November, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alabama Legislative Black Conference v. Alabama, a closely watched case that will have the court decide whether Alabama’s legislative maps were an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.
Recently the Secretaries of State in New Mexico and Colorado announced seemingly shocking findings that their research identified “thousands” of non-citizens, apparently voting illegally in their respective states. A careful review of the reports and information released shows some serious problems with the methods used, resulting in questionable conclusions.
Last week, John Fund wrote about the demise of a recent Wisconsin elections bill. Unsurprisingly, Mr. Fund found a lot to dislike in the legislation. The curious thing is that among his targets was a new cause one would think he’d be championing....