Gerrymandering and Redistricting
- How Texas Republicans Got Away With a Racially Discriminatory Electoral Map, The National Review, June 25, 2018
- All on the Line: An organization founded by Eric Holder, former Attorney General for Barack Obama that urges people to take on gerrymandering state by state. "Whether you care about providing access to affordable health care, reducing the gun violence that plagues our schools and communities, protecting voting rights, achieving equal pay, or solving the urgent threat of climate change, there is a fundamental structural barrier that prevents progress: rigged electoral maps drawn with surgical precision by politicians to preserve their party’s political power and silence the will of the people." Texas Facebook page for AOL.
- The Gerrymandering Project. FiveThirtyEight. Gerrymandering 101. Redistricting has a huge effect on U.S. politics but is greatly misunderstood. This project uncovers what’s really broken, what's not and whether gerrymandering can (or should) be killed. Listen to it on Apple Podcast: In a six-part series, FiveThirtyEight travels the country to understand the effects of gerrymandering and what's being done to try to reform the process.
- Gerrymandering is alive and well. Republicans and Democrats clash over who will draw the congressional district maps that could determine control of the House. A number of Southern states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, are prime targets for partisan gerrymandering as the congressional redistricting process gets underway after next year's statehouse elections, experts said. NBC, December 29, 2019.
- The Atlas Of Redistricting, FiveThirtyEight, January 25, 2018. The authors drew a set of alternative congressional maps for each state. Each map has a different goal: One is designed to encourage competitive elections, for example, and another to maximize the number of majority-minority districts. See how changes to district boundaries could radically alter the partisan and racial makeup of the U.S. House — without a single voter moving or switching parties.
- Something’s Happening in Texas: The Republican Party’s future dominance of the Lone Star State, and the nation itself, relies on rigging democracy to its advantage. It won’t work forever. The Atlantic, November 5, 2018
- The Humbling of Democrats in Texas: Republicans in the state were caught napping in 2016 and 2018. They came back to life last night in a key special election. The Atlantic, January 29, 2020.
- Analysis: Texas gave House GOP biggest gerrymandering bump, Associated Press, June 15, 2017
- Texas Redistricting: Action & Intel: This group is devoted to providing action alerts and resources on redistricting to interested activists. It is our hope that you will use this site to share items posted here with your own groups, helping us to take advantage of activist networks statewide in the fight against partisan gerrymandering. Welcome to the fight! Please limit posts to items related to redistricting, gerrymandering, and coordination of actions and communications. Posts on other topics will be deleted in the interests of maintaining the focus of this page. Please direct any question to ITXRactual@gmail.com