Illinois May Be The Worst Democratic Gerrymander In The Country

Illinois May Be The Worst Democratic Gerrymander In The Country

The country’s worst gerrymander is arguably in Illinois, as it sparked a high-stakes musical chair game among the five members of the state’s Republican House of Representatives. Nathaniel Rakich:One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, was a Republican from Illinois. But the state’s new, rigged congressional map seems intent on turning Illinois Republican congressmen into … Read more

How Alabama’s Gerrymander Could Hurt Black Political Power Across The Country

How Alabama’s Gerrymander Could Hurt Black Political Power Across The Country

Alabama’s controversial congressional ticket is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. But regardless of the outcome of the case, it could transform voting rights across the South. Nathaniel Rakich: Alabama is perhaps best known as the epicenter of the civil rights movement. But nearly 60 years after pro-suffrage advocates marched across the Edmund … Read more

Texas May Have The Worst Gerrymander In The Country

Texas May Have The Worst Gerrymander In The Country

Senior elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich explains why several advocacy groups have argued that Texas’s new congressional map discriminates against people of color. He also breaks down what this gerrymander might mean for the 2022 midterms. Nathaniel Rakich: Everything is bigger in Texas. Even the gerrymanders. Last year, Texas was one of the first states to … Read more

New York’s Gerrymander Might Change Which Party Picks Up Seats In The Midterms

New York’s Gerrymander Might Change Which Party Picks Up Seats In The Midterms

Senior elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich breaks down how New York state was able to pass its Democratically Gerrymandered congressional map and what it could mean for the 2022 midterm race. Nathaniel Rakich: New Yorkers like to think they’re really important; I mean, come on, their state nickname is “the Empire State.” But, I will admit, … Read more