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Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

Leading Off

● Gerrymandering: On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal this fall of a lower court ruling that struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn state Assembly map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Over the past three decades, the high court has repeatedly held that partisan gerrymandering could in theory run afoul of the Constitution, but it has never struck down any maps on these grounds because it’s never been able to decide upon a standard for when to do so. If, however, the Supreme Court changes course and sides with the district court, a ruling in this case could […]

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

Daily Kos Elections is taking a state-by-state look at the impact of Republican gerrymanders on the 2016 congressional elections. Read why in our introductory post, and click here for entries covering other states.

Georgia supported Donald Trump just 50-45 in 2016 and Mitt Romney 53-45 four years earlier, but following the 2010 census, Republicans efficiently gerrymandered the Peach State to consistently deliver a 10-to-4 GOP majority in the state’s congressional delegation. And even though the Atlanta metro area has seen explosive population growth among African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans, Republicans also failed to create a new, majority nonwhite district after the 2010 […]

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

Welcome to the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest, your liveblog of all of today’s campaign news.

Please note: This is a 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential primary-free zone […]

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Daily Kos – Elections