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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Redistricting on the Ballot: Voters Could Reduce Politicians' Role in 4 States

Voters in several states could reduce politicians' role in the process of drawing voting districts.

For a full summary of November's most important ballot measures,click here.

Every 10 years, political battle lines deepen as one party accuses another of manipulating district boundaries to win more seats. The fight over 2010 restricting is still ongoing.

In June, a federal court ordered Virginia to redraw legislative districts it deemed to be gerrymandered along racial lines. In two other cases, one that accused Republicans of partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin and another accusing Democrats in Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to offer a definitive opinion on the issue.


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