Stories tagged: "Gerrymandering"


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.

Voting rights groups in North Carolina denounced new voting law bills authored by the state's Republicans as "Jim Crow 2.0" on Monday in Raleigh. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Voting Rights Groups Denounce GOP Rewrite of NC Voting Laws

After a documented decade of GOP gerrymandering and voter suppression in North Carolina, Republicans are sponsoring a controversial new bill called the “Election Integrity Act.”

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became the Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

Nahshon Blount, a low-wage worker in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Fight for $15
How Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Affect North Carolina’s Paltry Minimum Wage

“What happens is your representative or senator doesn’t have any accountability toward you. They know that they can draw lines in such a way where they don’t have to listen to actual voters."

The House of Representatives side of the U.S. Capitol is seen on the morning of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Election 2020: NC Sending More Democrats to Congress

North Carolina’s Congressional delegation will include five Democrats in the US House of Representative, according to Election Day results.