Lawmakers can draw electoral maps that dramatically benefit one party over the others. Reformers in Wisconsin want to make that illegal.
Black Representation In North Carolina
The debate over how districts should be drawn to ensure that minority voters are represented in Congress has raged for decades. One district in North Carolina has been ground zero in that fight.
Competitive Elections In Arizona
The number of competitive congressional elections has fallen dramatically in recent decades. Arizona tried to combat that trend by drawing district boundaries with even numbers of Democratic and Republican voters.
California has tried to remove the politics from redistricting. Has it succeeded?
An End To Gerrymandering?
The truth is there is no perfect approach to redistricting because the process involves trade-offs that are bound to leave some people dissatisfied. But there are ways to improve how it’s done nonetheless.