Gerrymandering

Five myths about gerrymandering

March 11, 2018 2:19 am

By Ari Berman for the Washington Post Gerrymandering — in which politicians manipulate electoral boundaries for partisan advantage — is emerging as a key issue in the midterm elections. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently redrew the state’s GOP-dominated congressional map,…

Trump’s Controversial Pick to Run the 2020 Census Withdraws

February 12, 2018 11:22 pm

Ari Berman for MotherJones The Trump administration’s controversial pick to run the 2020 census has withdrawn from consideration to be deputy director of the US Census Bureau, according to sources close to the bureau. In November, Politico reported that the…

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Democrats Face Voter Suppression, Gerrymandering, Rightwing Media

July 21, 2017 4:26 pm

Mainstream pundits invariably and incorrectly blame Democrats’ message (or supposed lack thereof) for the party’s electoral losses. Unfortunately, some Democrats internalize that argument and try to overcompensate by crafting clunky slogans. However, there are three chief factors that explain why…