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  1. Jan 2022
  2. May 2021
  3. Feb 2021
    1. Democrats won’t be able to use reconciliation to enact the government-reform bill that House Democrats adopted in 2019, which among other things would create two weeks of early voting in all 50 states and put redistricting in the hands of nonpartisan, independent commissions.
    1. The idea of bellwether counties seems to be disappearing.

      Are there indicators here that could be leveraged to help pull people to the middle rather than being so heavily polarized or to prevent future gerrymandering?

  4. Nov 2020
    1. Here’s the grim kicker: The conditions that made Trump and this Republican Party possible are set to worsen. Republicans retained control of enough statehouses to drive the next redistricting effort, too, and their 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court will unleash their map-drawers more fully. The elections analyst G. Elliott Morris estimates that the gap between the popular vote margin and the tipping point-state in the Electoral College will be 4-5 percentage points, and that the GOP’s control of the redistricting process could push it to 6-7 points next time.
  5. Jan 2014
    1. This map requires Adobe Flash Player.

      Get the data and ask them to redraw it using D3.js

    1. The formula is simple: divide the population by the number of congressional or legislative districts and use the existing geo-political boundaries to come as close to the required number as possible.

      How can we get this enacted/mandated?