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Michigan Voters Oppose Partisan Gerrymandering, Despite SCOTUS Ruling

The Detroit News ran a guest opinion from a proponent of partisan gerrymandering. Here is our response.

Texas Leaders: Do Not Turn Over Driver’s License Data for Citizen Count

Like most states, Texas should refuse to turn over driver’s license records to the U.S. Census Bureau. Using citizenship data to gerrymander is a radical attempt to undermine our democracy.

Fact Check: Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Misses the Mark on Redistricting Reform

Gerrymandering is wrong, no matter who does it – Democrats or Republicans. The fight for fair redistricting has always been about shifting power from politicians to the people.

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