Month: January 2015

Case Filing: Harding v. County of Dallas, Texas

In January, Anglo voters in Dallas County represented by the Equal Voting Rights Institute filed a minority vote dilution claim against the majority minority County Commissioners Court’s 2010 redistricting map, which it describes as “dilut[ing] the overall influence of the Anglo minority in Dallas so that, even if cross-over voting allowed an Anglo preferred candidate… Read More ›

Case Filing: Patino v. City of Pasadena

Voters represented by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund filed suit this past November claiming minority vote dilution against the City of Pasadena, Texas. At issue is a change in the voting procedures for the eight member city council. Voters in the city recently passed a proposition to change from eight single member districts to a hybrid system… Read More ›

Santa Fe Looking for a Few Good Geographers

The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico is looking for citizens to fill the seven spots on its Citizens’ Redistricting Commission. The body will be in charge of redrawing Santa Fe’s city council districts. The city is looking for a geographer or cartographer to sit on the commission to help with the challenge of redrawing… Read More ›

Redistricting Reform Moves Through Ohio Legislature

Republicans have controlled state redistricting in Ohio for the past three decades through control of Ohio Apportionment Board. They are ceding a good deal of that power over redistricting by passing a reform bill last month that would give the minority substantial say over the final map. The bill ” . . . would add two… Read More ›