2011 Redistricting News Archive
Every 10 years, legislators use data from the US Census to redraw the boundaries of political districts. Current rules for redistricting weaken the democratic process. These rules often opens the door to partisan gerrymandering by legislators looking to maintain their grip on power - with legislators often allowed to choose their voters before voters get to choose them. The 2011 redistricting cycle was no exception, with legislators fighting contentious battles over electoral turf in states around the country. This archive of important news coverage provides a record of developments and opinion on redistricting in all 50 states, showing just how important the redistricting process is at every level -- from federal elections to state and local ones.
Click on the map below to find a news archive for each state. For national news, click here.