Gerrymander Gazette | January 2017
January 16, 2017
Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) will host a national conference on redistricting reform that will bring together academics, litigators, and activists from around the country to discuss strategies for ending the manipulation of legislative districts for political advantage. The conference will take place March 2-3 in Durham, North Carolina at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Gerrymander Gazette - November 2016
November 28, 2016
For the first time in the history of the United States, a court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge federal district court panel in Whitford v. Gill held that Wisconsin State Assembly districts drawn by the Wisconsin Legislature.
Just One in Ten State Legislative Districts in Wisconsin are Competitive for the 2016 General Election
May 12, 2016
The number of Wisconsin Assembly and State Senate legislative districts in 2016 that can be considered even remotely competitive this November is just 10 percent of the total – one of the fewest number of competitive state legislative districts on record – according to election data compiled by Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI).
Iowa's redistricting model deserves bipartisan support
May 9, 2016
Not so long ago, Wisconsin was heralded as a national model for clean, accountable and open government. Other states sought to emulate Wisconsin’s system of government. We cannot say this today. Perhaps the most notable reason is the unwillingness of our legislators to pass or even discuss nonpartisan redistricting of Wisconsin’s congressional and state legislative districts.
Gerrymandering Causes Huge Drop in Competitiveness of Wisconsin’s State Legislative Elections
May 5, 2015
A new report from Common Cause Wisconsin found that only 10.3 percent of winning candidates defeated their opponents by less than 10 percent in 2014.