Stories tagged: "Gerrymandering"


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How the Future of Free and Fair Elections May Be at Risk After Supreme Court Picks Up NC Gerrymandering Case

Everything you need to know about a NC case at the Supreme Court that could potentially have far-reaching implications for American democracy.

Organizations and individuals gathered outside the US Supreme Court in 2019 argue the manipulation of district lines is the manipulation of elections. Gerrymandering has been a major concern in North Carolina for decades running.
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NC Inches Closer to Ending Gerrymandering Battle. But a Fight Remains.

We may be closer to a resolution, but Gov. Roy Cooper offered a blistering criticism of a state Senate legislative voting map he calls “blatantly unfair.” 

Voters stand in line waiting to cast ballots in  the 2020 election at a Charlotte early voting site. The future of the state's crucial voting district maps are up in the air in the N.C. Supreme Court today. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
How Fair Do Elections Need to Be? That’s the Big Question at NC’s Gerrymandering Hearing

The top court in North Carolina is getting ready to decide what has to happen to have “free elections.”

Teachers dance during a protest outside the state capitol in Raleigh, North Carolina on May, 16 2018.  Education funding has been a major concern in North Carolina in the last decade after the GOP-controlled legislature handed down steep cuts. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)
What Happens in a NC Courtroom This Week Could Change the Direction of NC

Without court action, Republicans would be all but assured of dominating action on minimum wage, education funding, abortion rights, voting rights, and more.

FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, a state districts map is shown as a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court presides over the trial of Common Cause, et al. v. Lewis, et al, in Raleigh, N.C.  North Carolina has often been cited as an example of political gerrymandering. Now court rulings against its legislative and congressional districts also could become an example for other states. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Judges: North Carolina Lawmakers Gerrymandered, but There’s Nothing We Can Do About It

But good government groups and voting rights advocates say they’re confident the NC Supreme Court will strike down the GOP’s tilted voting maps.

Sabrina Jackson waits while her dad Jack Jackson fills out a ballot at the St. Paul's National Guard Armory on Election Day on November 3, 2020 in St. Pauls, North Carolina.  (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
Make Elections Matter Again, North Carolina. Ban Gerrymandering.

Why North Carolina’s high court might finally do something about the cheating in our ever-gerrymandered state.

Jeff Jackson, in a blue button-down shirt with his sleeves rolled up, stands on a picnic table at a town hall addressing attendees in Gastonia, NC.
Senate Hopeful Jeff Jackson: ‘The Clock is Ticking’ to Restore Power to NC Voters

North Carolina State Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, says gerrymandering threatens the voice of voters.