Like Pennsylvania, North Carolina is a swing state in which partisan gerrymandering has given one party disproportionate representation in the state legislature and Congress. And, also like Pennsylvania, an elected state Supreme Court approved fair maps in 2022. However, a judicial election in November 2022 changed the partisan makeup of the court, and in what experts are calling an unusual decision, on April 28 the court reversed its own ruling from just over a year earlier, paving the way for a legislature to enact a new partisan gerrymander. Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/28/us/north-carolina-supreme-court-gerrymander.html.
WaPo publishes interactive exercise to detect gerrymandering!
In its August 22 digital edition, The Washington Post offers a terrific interactive exercise to detect gerrymandering in legislative districts. See https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/algorithmic-redistricting/
CCFD Hosts LRC Member Rep. McClinton
CCFD was honored to host Rep. Joanna McClinton (PA-191), House Democratic Leader, in the spring at a virtual conversation and Q&A on redistricting. Rep. McClinton, together with Justin Klos, Director of Demographics, shared their experiences with the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC) and answered a variety of questions – with reflections on the mapping process and thoughts on redistricting going forward. Pennsylvanians should be proud of the work of the LRC.
CCFD submits its petition, amicus brief and expert report to the PA Supreme Court to improve the congressional redistricting map!
Concerned Citizens for Democracy added our perspective to Carter v. Chapman, a case before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania challenging the legislature’s proposed Congressional redistricting plan. Read the court filings on our Documents and Publications page.
Our proposed PA State Senate map demonstrating the CCFD methodology and submitted to the PA Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
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