The Latest on Redistricting
Unfortunately, incumbents often rig the system to benefit themselves, their party and special interest supporters, manipulating voting maps to dictate the outcome of elections. Two sources of discrimination in voting maps are partisan gerrymandering and electoral systems that under-represent people of color. The result is dysfunction, mistrust and public policies that ignore the will of the people.
Recent redistricting cases and actions
Campaign Legal Center is urging the New Hampshire Supreme Court to rule that extreme partisan gerrymandering violates the New Hampshire Constitution.
Campaign Legal Center is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the dangerous and fringe Independent State Legislature (ISL) theory. This extremist legal theory would give state legislatures nearly unchecked power to set the rules for federal elections, handing politicians a license to ignore their own state constitutions and state courts when drawing congressional districts and writing voting laws.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is advocating to reinforce the role that Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) plays in blocking redistricting plans that discriminatorily dilute the ability of voters of color to equally participate in the political process.
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