Oliver Willis

Courts Throwing Out Gerrymandered Congressional Districts That Created GOP Majority

Federal courts have begun throwing out gerrymandered congressional districts that have given Republicans control of the House and Senate.

“On Friday, a federal court ordered Wisconsin legislatures to redraw their state House legislative districts after finding in November the districts were unconstitutionally partisan. The order will essentially require lawmakers to redraw state Senate maps as well.

The November decision was the first time this decade that a court has thrown out legislative maps because they favored voters of one party over another. Subsequently, this will be the first time in a decade lawmakers will have to redraw maps specifically to make them more fair for both parties.” [READ MORE]