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More Americans are suing over gerrymandered state maps – but the Supreme Court is not likely to step

Updated: Jun 12




Partisan gerrymandering is when a congressional or state legislative district map is drawn in a way the severely lessens the ability of one party, the minority party, to compete for seats in an election.

The public is more aware of partisan gerrymandering than ever – and less supportive of it.

Reform is happening. In 2018, five states reformed their redistricting processes to reduce partisan gerrymandering. There is the potential for redistricting reform in another seven states before the 2021 redistricting process begins.


A handful of states may even need to redraw their congressional district maps for 2020, if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the lower courts’ decisions that certain redistricting processes produced extreme partisan gerrymanders.


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Nancy Martorano Miller

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Dayton

Published from THE CONVERSATION

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