Fair Voting

Gerrymandering is alive and well. The coming battle will be bigger than ever.

NBC The gerrymandering wars are heading South. A number of Southern states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, are prime targets for partisan gerrymandering as the congressional redistricting process gets underway after next year’s statehouse elections, experts said. “Many of the states that had the really aggressive gerrymanders the last time — Michigan, Ohio, …

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Rural North Carolina is shrinking. It will affect political redistricting after the 2020 elections.

News & Record Gerrymandering has been one of the biggest political stories of the year in North Carolina as lawsuits forced the Republican-led legislature to draw new maps for the districts used to elect members of Congress and the N.C. General Assembly. The new maps, analysts predict, will be more Democratic-leaning but could still favor …

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Just How Regulated Are Our Nation’s Elections?

Fortune The U.S. federal government subjects nearly every industry to a slew of operational rules and regulations. Defense contractors are prohibited from utilizing certain Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei in order to prevent theft of the nation’s military technology. Power companies must abide by mandatory reliability standards and report any attempted or successful breaches of …

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A Win for Gerrymandering

The New York Times North Carolina suffers from some of the most extreme gerrymandering in the country. Last year, Republicans only narrowly won the statewide popular vote in congressional elections, 50 percent to 48 percent. Yet they ultimately held on to 10 of North Carolina’s 13 congressional seats. Gerrymandering turned a nail-biter into a landslide. …

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Christine Blasey Ford makes rare public remarks, a year after Kavanaugh ordeal

The Guardian Christine Blasey Ford, who accused supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, made a rare public appearance on Sunday night. “When I came forward last September,” she said, accepting an award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in Beverly Hills, “I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my …

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