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Campaigns to democratize the ballot box saw significant victories. Read more

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When Virginians vote next week, they’ll have a chance to overthrow a Republican regime that governed through gerrymandering. Read more

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While Democrats win its statewide elections, Republicans have clung to a narrow legislative majority. But next week’s elections may end their reign. Read more

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Republicans sneaking through a budget bill while Democrats attended a 9/11 ceremony exemplifies how the Tar Heel State’s political institutions have been decimated by right-wing rule. Read more

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Grassroots organizers Ethan Todras-Whitehill and Catherine Vaughan of Swing Left discuss their plans to restore democratic accountability. Read more

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A constitutional battle is brewing in the states over whether lawmakers may draw district lines based on citizenship alone. Read more

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Voting rights advocates and litigators in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and other key states are fighting against gerrymandering—and reaping dividends just in time for 2021. Read more

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The five Republican justices’ gerrymandering decision ensures GOP rule even when the party’s in the minority. Read more

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Trump’s intention is to undercount noncitizens, and Supreme Court conservatives appear on board. Read more

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Some reforms will be easy. The harder steps will be the real test.  Read more

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To win substantive reforms, our system is overdue for structural reforms. 2018 creates an opening.  Read more

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Republican power grabs in the Midwest could cost the GOP dearly in 2020. Read more

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In numerous states, voters elected new governors and legislatures, and passed ballot measures that could reverse the Republicans’ war on democracy. Read more

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Through local action, Democrats this November have a chance to untilt the playing field in every state that now has an extreme partisan gerrymander.  Read more

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With post-census redistricting just a few years away, states have the opportunity to enact reforms that prevent the most egregious gerrymandering. Read more

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In every state with an extreme partisan gerrymander, there’s a potential solution in the state itself. Read more

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This year’s passion for fair districting can drive change, and data science can play a key role. Read more

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Republicans’ loss in a Pennsylvania case may signal a turning point in the redistricting wars. Read more

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Republicans’ hold on Congress and statehouses could be more vulnerable than once thought. Read more

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