Seventy-two of 118 Illinois House of Representative races went uncontested in the November 2016 election. That means voters didn't have a choice in more than 60 percent of the races. And in the 42 where voters actually had a choice, most were uncompetitive. ...
From USA Today: In the words of former vice president Joe Biden, this is a BFD, you guys: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could shake up how redistricting works around the country. The case in question: Last year, a federal district court in Wisconsin ruled that election districts drawn by Republicans discriminated against Democratic voters "by impeding their ability to translate their votes into legislative seats." Wisconsin has challenged this, resulting in the case going to SCOTUS. But, as USA TODAY's Richard Wolf reports, about one-third of the maps drawn for Congress and state legislatures could be affected by the justices' ruling. Now's as good a time as any to brush up on what gerrymandering is. ...
According to the newly filed Pennsylvania complaint, the redistricting plan hatched by Republican legislators after the 2010 census resulted in one of the three most extreme gerrymanders in the nation. ...
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