“Republicans are locking in new gerrymandered maps for the legislatures in four battleground states that are set to secure the party’s control in the statehouse chambers over the next decade, fortifying the G.O.P. against even the most sweeping potential Democratic wave elections.” For more information continue reading our article G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States.
G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States
Voters in closely divided states are powerless to change the leadership of their legislatures because “Republican state lawmakers in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Georgia have either created supermajorities capable of overriding a governor’s veto or whittled down competitive districts so significantly that Republicans’ advantage is virtually impenetrable.” The Republican Party Solidifies Its Legislative Majority in Key States.
The new maps being drawn in state legislatures have been equally as warped, but attention has been focused on gerrymandered congressional boundaries this year.
Republican governors in Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio have all signed into law new district boundaries that significantly benefit the Republican Party. They are in Georgia, and they are moving quickly to catch up.
Republicans argue that their party’s election successes and voter preferences have led to the growth of increasingly partisan legislatures.
Because of their naturally lower populations, state legislative districts tend to be more geographically condensed than congressional districts.
Most of the discussion surrounding this year’s redistricting has centred on whether or not the congressional maps were gerrymandered, but the new maps being produced in state legislatures have been just as twisted. Thanks for reading our article G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States.