Archive

California Redistricting: Golden Opportunities

by Jacob Rubashkin December 28, 2021 · 5:00 PM EST

California’s independent redistricting commission unanimously passed a new congressional map for the Golden State that shores up the state’s Democratic delegation and puts several Republicans on their heels. 

That’s a boon for national Democrats looking to hold onto their razor-thin majority in…

2022 House Ratings (December 28, 2021)

December 28, 2021 · 4:59 PM EST

Oklahoma Redistricting: Sooner Shutout

by Jacob Rubashkin December 27, 2021 · 4:02 PM EST

Oklahoma was home to one of the most surprising results of the 2018 midterm elections, when Democrats picked up a deeply Republican district in the heart of the state.

So when this year’s redistricting process rolled around, Republicans in the Oklahoma state legislature took care to ensure such an…

Utah Redistricting: Split Lake City

by Jacob Rubashkin December 23, 2021 · 11:42 AM EST

Utah is one of the most Republican states in the union, but it has long had one competitive congressional district centered on Salt Lake City. 

No longer. The new map passed by the Republican state legislature and signed by Gov. Spencer Cox, also a Republican, splits Salt Lake County between all…

Idaho Redistricting: No Big Changes Yet

by Jacob Rubashkin December 22, 2021 · 10:11 AM EST

Idaho was the second-fastest growing state between 2010 and 2020, but the Gem State’s 17-percent growth rate was not quite enough to secure it an additional congressional district.

That meant Idaho’s independent redistricting commission had a relatively straightforward task: adjust the two…

2022 House Ratings (December 22, 2021)

December 22, 2021 · 10:10 AM EST

Wisconsin Senate: Decisions, Decisions

by Jacob Rubashkin December 16, 2021 · 2:30 PM EST

Of all of the Republican senators running for re-election in 2022, perhaps none inspire more enmity from Democrats than Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

The laundry list of complaints runs long, back to 2010 when Johnson dethroned liberal lion Russ Feingold, derailing the Democrat’s presidential…

Ohio Redistricting: Process Serves GOP

by Jacob Rubashkin December 16, 2021 · 2:29 PM EST

A new process led to the same old result as Republicans maximized their control of redistricting in Ohio. 

In 2018, Ohio voters approved a ballot initiative that overhauled the state’s redistricting process with the ostensible goal of producing fairer congressional and state legislative maps. The…

Report Shorts (December 16, 2021)

December 16, 2021 · 2:28 PM EST

California’s 22nd District
Even before California’s new congressional map has been finalized by the state’s redistricting commission, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes announced he is resigning at the end of the year to become CEO of the new Trump Media & Technology Group. Nunes was in position to become…