So here’s the situation -- extreme Republicans in North Carolina have a long history of manipulating maps. But voters keep prevailing in overturning those maps in court.
However, less surprisingly, it could come roaring back if anti-democratic radicals have their way in the decisions due from the U.S. Supreme Court later in the spring.
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Here are examples of how the rise of radical gerrymandering diminishes fair democracy in some AOTL target states:
- In states like Alabama, lawmakers want to disregard decades of legal precedent and are pushing for the adoption of a new race-blind test under the Voting Rights Act.
- In Ohio, right-wing lawmakers elected under a gerrymandered state legislative map continue to push anti-democracy legislation including restrictive voter ID legislation and a measure designed to make citizen-led constitutional amendments harder to pass.
- In Florida, the political interests of elected officials paved the way for the passage of gerrymandered maps in flagrant disregard of the state’s constitutional prohibitions.
Fair redistricting is part of the foundation of our democracy. It ensures neither party becomes too extreme or polarized. We cannot allow a new wave of radical gerrymandering districts to go unchecked.
-- Brianna Shamsuddoha
Interim Mobilization Director
All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. Support our work to end gerrymandering.