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Now that the dust has settled and a new congressional map has emerged, Pennsylvania’s voters can look forward to fairer elections in 2018 and 2020. And beyond.
A round up of where key redistricting cases across the country stand.
As the Supreme Court prepares to take up a partisan-gerrymandering challenge to Maryland’s congressional map, more than a dozen briefs have been filed from a diverse array of friends of the court.
Many of the largest barriers to voting come from the state itself, in the form of burdensome voting laws and gerrymandered political districts that suppress Latinos’ civic voice.
Rarely have redistricting battles been as dramatic – or as headspinning – than the fights playing out over Pennsylvania’s congressional map.
Although there’s an obvious impulse to figure out whether Democrats or Republicans will come out ahead, it is Pennsylvania voters who, in fact, benefit most from the court’s intervention.
170 civil rights and good government groups warn that citizenship question could upend census.
State attorneys general from across the country are resisting attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
In just a few years, voting districts will be redrawn across the country. Advocacy and grassroots groups in a number of states are busy drafting ballot proposals and launching campaigns that support legislation aimed at curbing gerrymandering.
While the fight isn’t over quite yet, Pennsylvania voters’ efforts to get a fairer congressional map took a big step forward this week.